Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae > Genus: Salamandrina > Species: Salamandrina terdigitata

Spectacled salamander - Salamandrina terdigitata (Lacepède, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 91 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1175


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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

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT8010026 Italy Matese Map
IT8040021 Italy Picentini Map
IT8050020 Italy Massiccio del Monte Eremita Map
IT8050045 Italy Sorgenti del Vallone delle Ferriere di Amalfi Map
IT8050046 Italy Monte Cervati e dintorni Map
IT8050053 Italy Monti Soprano, Vesole e Gole del Fiume Calore Salernitano Map
IT8050055 Italy Alburni Map
IT9210020 Italy Bosco Cupolicchio Map
IT9210105 Italy Dolomiti di Pietrapertosa Map
IT9210165 Italy Monte Alpi - Malboschetto di Latronico Map
IT9210190 Italy Monte Paratiello Map
IT9210195 Italy Monte Raparo Map
IT9210200 Italy Monte Sirino Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210210 Italy Monte Vulture Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT9220130 Italy Foresta Gallipoli - Cognato Map
IT9220255 Italy Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo Map
IT9310069 Italy Parco Nazionale della Calabria Map
IT9210115 Italy Faggeta di Monte Pierfaone Map
IT9210010 Italy Abetina di Ruoti Map
IT8050027 Italy Monte Mai e Monte Monna Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
IT9320129 Italy Fiume Tacina Map
IT8040011 Italy Monte Terminio Map
IT9350154 Italy Torrente Menta Map
IT9340090 Italy Fiumara di Brattirò (Valle Ruffa) Map
IT9310032 Italy Serrapodolo Map
IT8050024 Italy Monte Cervati, Centaurino e Montagne di Laurino Map
IT8040010 Italy Monte Cervialto e Montagnone di Nusco Map
IT9210215 Italy Monte Li Foi Map
IT8040009 Italy Monte Accelica Map
IT9210240 Italy Serra di Calvello Map
IT9310014 Italy Fagosa-Timpa dell'Orso Map
IT9350148 Italy Fiumara di Palizzi Map
IT8050052 Italy Monti di Eboli, Monte Polveracchio, Monte Boschetiello e Vallone della Caccia di Senerchia Map
IT8050030 Italy Monte Sacro e dintorni Map
IT9320111 Italy Timpa di Cassiano- Belvedere Map
IT9340118 Italy Bosco Santa Maria Map
IT8050001 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Bussento Map
IT9310063 Italy Foresta di Cinquemiglia Map
IT8030006 Italy Costiera amalfitana tra Nerano e Positano Map
IT9310022 Italy Piano di Marco Map
IT8040006 Italy Dorsale dei Monti del Partenio Map
IT9310047 Italy Fiumara Trionto Map
IT8030008 Italy Dorsale dei Monti Lattari Map
IT9310025 Italy Valle del Fiume Lao Map
IT9330125 Italy Torrente Soleo Map
IT9220030 Italy Bosco di Montepiano Map
IT9310061 Italy Laghicello Map
IT9350133 Italy Monte Basilicò -Torrente Listi Map
IT9210005 Italy Abetina di Laurenzana Map
IT9350157 Italy Torrente Ferraina Map
IT8020009 Italy Pendici meridionali del Monte Mutria Map
IT9330114 Italy Monte Gariglione Map
IT9210035 Italy Bosco di Rifreddo Map
IT9310023 Italy Valle del Fiume Argentino Map
IT9210045 Italy Bosco Mangarrone (Rivello) Map
IT8050031 Italy Monte Soprano e Monte Vesole Map
IT9310027 Italy Fiume Rosa Map
IT8050049 Italy Fiumi Tanagro e Sele Map
IT9350134 Italy Canolo Nuovo, Zomaro, Zillastro Map
IT9210185 Italy Monte La Spina, Monte Zaccana Map
IT8050033 Italy Monti Alburni Map
IT9310043 Italy Fiumara Avena Map
IT9310303 Italy Pollino e Orsomarso Map
IT8050012 Italy Fiume Alento Map
IT9310068 Italy Vallone S. Elia Map
IT9310082 Italy S. Salvatore Map
IT9310301 Italy Sila Grande Map
IT9350145 Italy Fiumara Amendolea (incluso Roghudi, Chorio e Rota Greco) Map
IT9310020 Italy Fonte Cardillo Map
IT9350135 Italy Vallata del Novito e Monte Mutolo Map
IT9210075 Italy Lago Duglia, Casino Toscano e Piana di S.Francesco Map
IT8050013 Italy Fiume Mingardo Map
IT9210040 Italy Bosco Magnano Map
IT9210170 Italy Monte Caldarosa Map
IT9210140 Italy Grotticelle di Monticchio Map
IT9350146 Italy Fiumara Buonamico Map
IT9350121 Italy Bosco di Stilo - Bosco Archiforo Map
IT9310067 Italy Foreste Rossanesi Map
IT9340091 Italy Zona costiera fra Briatico e Nicotera Map
IT8050002 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Calore Lucano (Salernitano) Map
IT8050022 Italy Montagne di Casalbuono Map
IT8050054 Italy Costiera Amalfitana tra Maiori e il Torrente Bonea Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT8050051 Italy Valloni della Costiera Amalfitana Map
IT9310042 Italy Fiumara Saraceno Map
IT9210266 Italy Valle del Tuorno - Bosco Luceto Map
IT9150041 Italy Valloni di Spinazzola Map
IT9210125 Italy Timpa dell'Orso-Serra del Prete Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Brillensalamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Brillesalamander Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandra enmascarada Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandrina dagli occhiali Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandrine à lunettes French Gasc J.P. and al.
Spectacled salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Salamandra terdigitata Lacepede, 1788
Salamandra tridactyla Daudin, 1803
Salamandra perspicillata Savi, 1821
Seironota condylura Barnes, 1826

Other resources

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

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Salamandrina terdigitata
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