Portugal, southern and central Spain, and Morocco are all home to the Spanish ribbed newt. Variable skin tones include olive green, brown, and yellow. The bottom can be white, grey, or pale yellow. Predators are deterred by the body’s protruding ribs, which are covered by a series of warts that run up both sides of the body.
Its habitats include scrub, open forest, and cultivated land, and it is primarily aquatic. It is typically found in ponds, lakes, ditches, slow-moving streams (often transient in nature), and areas with a lot of vegetation cover. The adults hide behind rocks or in mud in their aquatic environments, or if the marsh dries up, they seek refuge on land.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No