Provence amphibian: the great crested newt

Description of the great crested newt

Fish are the greatest predators of newts in general, so in order to give them the best habitat, do not add fish to your pond: they’ll have a better chance to thrive.

The drawing (thumbnail of this post) is the tail of a great crested newt.

Scientific classification of the great crested newt

  • Domain: BIOTA
  • Kingdom: ANIMALIA
  • Phylum: CHORDATA
  • Class: AMPHIBIA
  • Order: URODELA
  • Family: SALAMANDRIDAE
  • Genus: TRITURUS
  • Species: TRITURUS CRISTATUS