The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Leucistic alpine?

This is a discussion on Leucistic alpine? within the Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Is it possible to have a leucistic alpine newt? I know there are a lot of color morphs with alpines ...

Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.

Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By juraj
  • 1 Post By juraj

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 4th May 2017   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 120
Gallery Images: 3
Comments: 0
Rep: shnabo has given good advice and informationshnabo has given good advice and information
Default Leucistic alpine?

Is it possible to have a leucistic alpine newt? I know there are a lot of color morphs with alpines generally. I have one that is much lighter/borderline translucent or white but not quite a solid white like other leucistic from different species. It is not the light brown that is sometimes seen in female alpines either, I have posted a picture of a siblings beside it for comparison.
Attached Thumbnails
Leucistic alpine?-img_5734.jpg   Leucistic alpine?-img_5722.jpg   Leucistic alpine?-img_5710.jpg   Leucistic alpine?-img_5737.jpg  



shnabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2017   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 148
Gallery Images: 82
Comments: 8
Rep: juraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.org
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

I saw leucistic alpine years ago and it looked like somewhat different.
j.
Attached Thumbnails
Leucistic alpine?-p5053954.jpg  



juraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2017   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 148
Gallery Images: 82
Comments: 8
Rep: juraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.orgjuraj is a mainstay of Caudata.org
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

One more snap from the side.
Attached Thumbnails
Leucistic alpine?-p5053952.jpg  



juraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2017   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
otolith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Nationality:
Posts: 459
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: otolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

Not leucistic. Pretty typical light phase coloration, usually seen on females.



otolith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2017   #5 (permalink)
Field Herper
 
Niels D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 35
Posts: 1,213
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Niels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgNiels D is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

I've seen this with I.a.apuanus as well. Very beautiful.



__________________
P.r.schrenckii/L.laoensis/P.deloustali/P.chinensis/P.guangxiensis/Paramesotriton sp (Roter Warzenmolch)/S.lacertina/Triturus macedonicus/T.dobrogicus macrosoma/T. karelinii/C.e.popei/N.viridescens/P.waltl/C.orientalis
Niels D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2017   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 120
Gallery Images: 3
Comments: 0
Rep: shnabo has given good advice and informationshnabo has given good advice and information
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

Quote:
Originally Posted by otolith View Post
Not leucistic. Pretty typical light phase coloration, usually seen on females.
Do they generally keep it as adults? There were times when it got a little darker but it seems to be getting lighter now. I study genetics as a hobby so I was just curious / curious as to how leucism even develops within a species of interbreeding siblings has been disproven to cause genetic issues amongst amphibians(to some extent/ based on what I've read)



shnabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th May 2017   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 6
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: August Wilhelm is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Leucistic alpine?

Not a leucistic, its rather common that some females get very light!

But beautiful animals! :)



August Wilhelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WANTED- leucistic and copper leucistic AXOLOTL EGGS Aquakeeper Wanted in the USA 1 23rd February 2017 19:34
Leucistic baby axolotls for sale chimera dad Leucistic mum. axoltlmad123 FS: United Kingdom (just UK) 2 29th May 2015 18:03
Leucistic and Het Leucistic Spanish Ribbed Newts SteveGeckosEtc FS: USA 0 21st October 2012 19:13


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:25.