Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae > Genus: Pleurodeles > Species: Pleurodeles waltl

Sharp-ribbed salamander - Pleurodeles waltl Michahelles, 1830

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2349


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Amphibians not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gallipato Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Pleurodèle de Waltl French Gasc J.P. and al.
Rippenmolch German Gasc J.P. and al.
Sharp-ribbed salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Triton costatus Wagler, 1830
Pleurodeles waltlii Waltl, 1835
Molge waltlii Boulenger, 1882

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External data

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