Triton Crêté (F); Kamsalamander (NL); Större Vattensalamander
(S); Stor Vandsalamander (DK); Colek velký (CZ)
Great Britain, Western, Central and Eastern Europe north of the Alps;
in the north until Central Scandinavia and southern Finland. Usually below
Yellow to orange belly of adults usually dark spotted, in juveniles also
Underside of head white granulated.
Middle of March to May.
Some animals stay in the water to autumn, a few to the next spring. Terrestrial
now and then have low rest of crest on back, black, often – almost always
in their first year – with light dorsal stripe.
Great crested newt
left, belly view) /
below: juvenile (terrestrial appearence)