View Full Version : Leucistic ribbed newt

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.


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?

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.