A relatively little known amphibian (3), the Algerian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles nebulosus) has olive-coloured upperparts spotted with dark blotches, which become less frequent on the sides of the body. The skin is covered with wart-like lumps, except for the underside, which is smooth and yellow with black spots. The spots extend onto the legs and base of the tail. The male Algerian ribbed newt’s tail is longer than the body, and the tail is usually shorter in the female (2).
The vocalisations of Pleurodeles species include barks, clicks, squeaks and whistles (4).
- Triton D'Algerie.
- Length: 23 cm (2)