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Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)

Observed: 1st June 2011 By: CandlesnuffCandlesnuff’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesCandlesnuff’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)
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Great-crested newt tadpole

Note the golden-yellow iris ring of the eye making it appear to be staring wide-eyed. Also the black spots on the crest of the tail.

Graham Banwell

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I've got another photo of it

I've got another photo of it next to either a smooth or palmate - massive size difference! Found during a pond survey last year in which we found several ponds in the area to be home to some GCN's :)