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Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles) Now comprising at least 3 species, this genus of newts includes the largest "newt" in the world, Pleurodeles waltl.

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Does anyone have any picture examples of how to sex Spanish ribbed newts?
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nuptial pads, or lack thereof
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This is my group of 4 in a shoebox size tub
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Hi Yes the pads are a good indicator also males tend to be much thinner and and have less high tails. The heads are a little different but you have to be a nut like me who enjoys watching them for hours to tell. Out off your box full check out the thinnest. regards KB
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None of the care sheets I've seen mention head width, but one of my three similar-size juveniles has a noticeably wider, blockier head. Does this suggest anything about its sex? Or is it just a beefy newt?
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Hi this may seem a bit daft but just look at the face from the front then compare the different sexes . To me the female seem a little heavier in the cheeks and a slightly different jaw line. Or it could just be my males. Regards KB
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