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


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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

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Legal status

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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
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

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