Scientific name: Lissotriton helveticus
The palmate newt looks similar to the Smooth Newt, but favours shallow pools on acidic soils like heathlands. During the breeding season, males grow distinctive black webbing on their hind feet.
StatisticsLength: 7-9cm Average Lifespan: up to 10 years
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.