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albino newt

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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Palmate Newt
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Triturus helveticus
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Topic: albino newt
Posted By: grice
Subject: albino newt
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2017 at 2:02pm
found one in my pond a few days ago looks young about 1&1/2 inch in length seen it a couple of times since, is this common



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Posted By: Caleb
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 10:18am
Not common, but they do turn up occasionally.

Does it still have gills? Albinism is often associated with neoteny.



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