The Great Crested Newt is Britain's largest newt and also it's most threatened. They appear almost black to the naked eye but in fact have grey/brown colouration covered in dark spots.
British Amphibians on Wild About Britain include UK species of frogs, toads, newts, frog spawn and tadpoles, with amphibians from the Natterjack Toad and Common Frog to the Great Crested Newt.
Encyclopedia of British Amphibians
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Palmate Newt||Triturus helveticus||
The female has olive green or light brown skin with darker green speckles joining to form two... more
|Common Toad||Bufo bufo||
Common toads are tail-less amphibians that have warty skin with distinct elongated bulges behind... more
|Marsh Frog||Pelophylax ridibundus||
Adults up to 15cm rarely up to 18. the largest native European frog, big, robust and sometimes... more
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||
The adults are similar but the female is larger with white granulations on the flanks giving the... more
|Great Crested Newt||Triturus cristatus||
The Great Crested Newt is Britain's largest newt and also it's most threatened. They appear... more