Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae > Genus: Triturus > Species: Triturus vulgaris > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Triturus vulgaris meridionalis (Boulenger, 1882) Stumpel-Rienks S E. (1992)
Triturus vulgaris ampelensis (Fuhn, 1951)
Triturus vulgaris lantzi

Smooth newt - Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 2357

Distribution

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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
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
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) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Liten salamander Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Smooth newt English Gasc J.P. and al.
Teichmolch German Gasc J.P. and al.
Triton ponctué French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758
Lacerta aquatica Linnaeus, 1758
Lacerta palustris Linnaeus, 1758
Salamandra taeniata Schneider, 1799
Salamandra lacepedii Andrzejowski, 1832
Triton punctata Eichwald, 1837
Molge vulgaris Boulenger, 1882
Lissotriton vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

20 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Bretagne
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Centre Val de Loire
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Champagne Ardennes
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Franche Comté
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Haute Normandie
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Lorraine
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Nord Pas de Calais
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Picardie
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Ile de France
2015-11-03 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Ile de France
2015-10-09 Czech Republic Report according to Art. 16.2 of the Habitats Directive - CZ 2013-2014 Report according to Art. 16.2 of the Habitats Directive - CZ 2013-2014
2015-10-01 Finland Hab2013-2014 FI_hab-report__2013.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_FC_habides_habitats_2013.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES_habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 FRANCHE-COMTE_habides_habitat_2012.xml
2014-10-29 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives Habitats and Birds Derogations Report
2012-12-02 Finland Hab2009-2010 Fi_hab_rap_2009_2010.xml
2011-10-17 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives (2009-2010) habitat derogations

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

28 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Severovýchod 2014-12-15 2016-12-31 nelze odhadnout počet jedinců jednotlivých druhů (předpoklad desítky) Odchyt žádné
Jihozápad 2014-10-07 2016-12-31 charakter záměru neumožňuje určit počty skutečně ovlivněných jedinců odebírání vzorků, značení nevýznamné
Severovýchod 2014-09-01 2015-12-31 nelze dopředu odhadnout, předpokládá se desítky Úmyslné vyrušování v období migrace nevýznamné
Severovýchod 2014-05-02 2019-12-31 nelze dopředu odhadnout jakého množství obojživelníků se vyrušování bude týkat, předpoklad desítky Úmyslné vyrušování v období výchovy mláďat nevýznamné
Severovýchod 2014-05-02 2019-12-31 nelze dopředu odhadnout jakého množství obojživelníků se vyrušování bude týkat, předpoklad desítky Úmyslné vyrušování v době rozmnožování nevýznamné
Severovýchod 2013-10-05 2015-12-31 řádově jednotky Poškozování míst rozmnožování nevýznamné
Severovýchod 2013-10-05 2015-12-31 řádově jednotky Poškozování míst odpočinku nevýznamné
Dolnoslaskie 2012-03-01 2012-06-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Displacement of regular resting and breeding place No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-06-09 2012-10-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Capture No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-06-09 2012-10-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Transport No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-06-09 2012-10-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Displacement of regular resting and breeding place No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-05-18 2011-11-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Capture No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-05-18 2011-11-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Transport No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-05-18 2011-11-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Displacement of regular resting and breeding place No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-04-08 2011-05-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Capture No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-04-08 2011-05-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Transport No impact on population
Dolnoslaskie 2011-04-08 2011-05-31 Number of specimen fluctuate from 1600 to 45000 Displacement of regular resting and breeding place No impact on population
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-28 2010-11-30 Destroying of 10 potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 10 potential habitats. Lack of specimens to translocate. Destruction of breeding sites Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-28 2010-11-30 Destroying of 10 potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 10 potential habitats. Lack of specimens to translocate. Destruction of resting places Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-28 2010-11-30 Destroying of 10 potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 10 potential habitats. Lack of specimens to translocate. FT - Destroying of 10 potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Lódzkie 2010-10-25 2012-12-31 unknown the number of local population Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding none
Lódzkie 2010-10-25 2012-12-31 unknown the number of local population Deliberate disturbance during the period of hibernation none
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-15 2010-11-30 Destroying of 17 habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 17 real and potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats: 165 specimens R.temporaria, 33 R.esculenta, 5 Pelobates fuscus, 1 Triturus vulgaris, 1 Bombina bombina and 1 tadpole (non recognized). Destruction of breeding sites Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-15 2010-11-30 Destroying of 17 habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 17 real and potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats: 165 specimens R.temporaria, 33 R.esculenta, 5 Pelobates fuscus, 1 Triturus vulgaris, 1 Bombina bombina and 1 tadpole (non recognized). Destruction of resting places Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Kujawsko-Pomorskie 2010-10-15 2010-11-30 Destroying of 17 habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Destroying of 17 real and potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats: 165 specimens R.temporaria, 33 R.esculenta, 5 Pelobates fuscus, 1 Triturus vulgaris, 1 Bombina bombina and 1 tadpole (non recognized). Destroying of 17 potential habitats and translocate specimens to new habitats. Thanks to transocating specimens to new habitats, this derogation has no negative infuence for population in region or country.
Poland 2010-03-29 2012-12-31 uncnown the number of regional population Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding none
Finland 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 Pyydettävien yksilöiden määrää ei ole rajattu. Capture/hunting with snares Ei vaikutusta
Etelä-Suomi 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 Pyydettävien yksilöiden määrää ei ole rajattu. Capture/hunting with snares Ei vaikutusta
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