Lissotriton montandoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Salamandridae

Scientific Name: Lissotriton montandoni (Boulenger, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Carpathian Newt
Triturus montandoni (Boulenger, 1860)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Arntzen, J., Kuzmin, S., Ananjeva, N.B., Orlov, N.L., Tuniyev, B., Ogrodowczyk, A., Ogielska, M., Babik, W. & Cogalniceanu, D.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Temple, H.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the east Carpathian and easternmost Sudetes Mountains. Introduced into the Bayrischen Wald, Bavaria, Germany. It has an altitudinal range from 120 m asl to a maximum of 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Ukraine
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):120
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally common and locally abundant in the Carpathian Mountains. However, it is declining throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can be found in wet and shaded coniferous, mixed and deciduous forests (consisting of beech, alder, pine, oak etc.), their edges and meadow glades; also sub alpine areas. Reproduction and larval development in almost all temporary and permanent water sources in the Carpathians including lakes, ponds, swamps, springs, puddles, ditches, overgrown stream pools and even wheel ruts in country roads. It may be present in modified habitats, even polluted waters (Arnold 2002).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some populations have declined due to habitat destruction (logging and infrastructure development), introduction of predatory fish species and pollution of habitats by domestic sewage. Collection of newts for education, science and the pet trade has negatively impacted some populations. It is affected by hybridization with L. vulgaris, as the range of L. vulgaris is generally spreading in the region with ongoing deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on Appendix II of the Bern Convention. Protected by national legislation in Poland. Listed in the Red Data Books of the USSR and Ukraine. It is present in a number of protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of Assessor(s), Reviewer(s), Contributor(s), Facilitator(s) and/or Compiler(s).

Citation: Arntzen, J., Kuzmin, S., Ananjeva, N.B., Orlov, N.L., Tuniyev, B., Ogrodowczyk, A., Ogielska, M., Babik, W. & Cogalniceanu, D. 2009. Lissotriton montandoni (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T59478A86641973. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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