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Copyright: Ioana Ilut (ioana_tm) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 27] (143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-29
Categories: Amphibians
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians - Salamanders & Newts 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 13:42
Viewed: 3698
Points: 6
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This cute amphibian is a smooth newt - female. The newt was in my aquarium prepareing for mateing with the male which I'll show you in my next photo :)

The Smooth Newt [Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758) or Lissotriton vulgaris (García-París, Montori, and Herrero in 2004)] is the most common newt species of the Lissotriton genus. It is found throughout Europe except the far north and the Iberian peninsula. The smooth newt can grow up to 10 cm long. There is a difference between the male and the female: the male is brown with spots, and the female is plain brown. The male has a wavy crest along the back and tail, when in breeding condition. Newts have a tadpole stage- tadpoles look like adult newts, but have feathery gills on each side of their head.

Newts are protected in Europe. There are laws prohibiting the killing, destruction, and the selling of newts.

Camera: Nikon E8800
PS: my aquarium glass was scratched and I wasn't able to remove this scratches.

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Hello Ioanna,
Very nice, clear shot. And a big surprise for me. I believed that this is still Triturus vulgaris! When this change of generic name was done? Could you give me some reference for that. As I suppose you are zoologist as I am... Is that right?
Best greetings,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-22 14:39]
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Hi Ioana!

Very interesting post. Newt looks nice, it is detailed and sharp. I like its pose also. Good colours, especially orange-silver bottom of the body. Scraches are no problem for me :-)

We've got similiar hobby :-) I've got also few aqariums, but my main interests are crustacean and larvae of insects living underwater.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-23 8:47]
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Salut Ioana si un iatarziat "bine ai venit" pe TrekNature :)
Foarte frumoasa poza ta cu aceasta femela dragalasa :)
Claritatea e intr-adevar foarte buna, culorile sunt frumoase si puternice iar contrastul e excelent.
Nici nu s-ar yice ca e facuta prin sticla ;)
Mi-a placut mult si poya anterioara, cu evolutia embrionului, dar n-am mai apucat sa-i acord punctele meritate...mi s-au terminat in acea zi :))

Oricum Bravo si Thanks For Sharing

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