Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae > Genus: Mertensiella > Species: Mertensiella luschani

Luschan's salamander - Mertensiella luschani (Steindachner, 1891)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Applicable (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1176


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Luschan's salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Lycischer Salamander German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lykischer Salamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra de Licia Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandra de pintas amarelas Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandre de Lycie French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Mertensiella (Salamandra) luschani (Steindachner, 1891)
Salamandra luschani (Steindachner, 1891)
Molge luschani Steindachner, 1891
Lyciasalamandra luschani (Steindachner, 1891)

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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