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sean
16th March 2008, 12:26
can anyone tell me if they think this is a leucistic ribbed newt, looks totaly different to my outher ribbed newts.


http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii144/05kerr/scan0001.jpg

Lasher
16th March 2008, 13:05
I dont think so, the ribbed newts I've seen(particularly captive bred) can vary a great deal in colour from a very pale silver to almost black. Thats a gorgeous looking specimen you have there though, cute!
I was under the impression that Leucism affected all the pigment producing cells over an area of the body, so I would guess a leucistic individual would have lighter spots/patterning as well?

Jake
16th March 2008, 19:18
That isn't leucistic, it's just a lighter variant. Here is a link to the thread about Jay's leucistic ribbed newts.

http://www.caudata.org/forum/showthread.php?t=51681