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This is a discussion on neotenic alpine within the Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; one of last years young, he's around 3 inches now....

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.

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Old 25th May 2008   #1 (permalink)
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one of last years young, he's around 3 inches now.
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very nice specimen you have there, i understand its relatively common in alpines is it not?



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so i've heard, did you spot one of this years hatchlings on the second picture.



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Quite pretty.



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That's a beautiful animal Ian! I have a few adult apuanus that have kept nubs of gills, but none have full blown juvenile characteristics like that one. Is that larva the child of the one pictured, or does it just happen to be in the same tank?



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Nice! The wee one beside it is tiny.



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Just caught caught in the net as i took the larger one out to photograph it, didn't even notice it until i uploaded the pictures. I doubt very much if its one of his, theres hundreds of eggs in the tank from five females, the good thing about alpines is they tend to leave them alone.



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the good thing about alpines is they tend to leave them alone.
I've found this too, which is strange when I see how aggressive mine are to one another and anything that vaguely looks edible. I've known mine to climb up the sides of the tank to attack my fingers during feeding! And yet they leave the larvae and eggs well alone.



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That's really cool! You have any neoteny in his siblings, etc?



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