Triton alpestre (F); Alpenwatersalamander (NL); Bergvattensalamander
(S); Bjergsalamander (DK); Colek horský (CZ)
Widespread and abundant in Central Europe; northern limit in Denmark.
On the 3 southern peninsulas restricted to mountains, up to 2500 m. Absent
in Great Britain and Ireland.
The only newt with unspotted and bright orange-red belly.
have a yellow-black spotted, 2 mm high, smooth-edged crest.
Middle March to June. Terrestrial after breeding. Terrestrial without
dorsal crest, than
Ichthyosaura (Triturus) alpestris