Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group

Rarer and Alien species

Only six amphibians are native (naturally occuring) to Scotland. These include three species of newt: the Great Crested, of which fewer than 1,000 individuals survive, the Smooth, and the Palmate. The other amphibians are the Common Toad, the Natterjack Toad, found in only four locations in the south-west, and the Common Frog.

Natterjack Toad - Bufo calamita >>>


Non-native species:

Non-native species are those that have been introduced - deliberately or accidentally - by humans. There are many non-native species in Scotland, but only a small number of these cause damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live. These are called invasive non-native species. Two non-native amphibian species have been recorded in our area : the African Clawed Toad and the Alpine Newt.

African Clawed Toad - Xenopus laevis >>>

Alpine Newt - Triturus Alpestris >>>

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