A review of potential alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) impacts on native frogs in New Zealand

  title={A review of potential alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) impacts on native frogs in New Zealand},
  author={Ben D. Bell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  pages={214 - 231}
  • B. Bell
  • Published 2 September 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
ABSTRACT The alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) is an adaptable European amphibian occupying a range of habitats from low to high elevation within its native range. The Italian subspecies I. a. apuana, illegally introduced to New Zealand, has established geographically close to habitats of Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) and Hochstetter’s frog (L. hochstetteri). The newt’s introductions in Europe suggest competitive impacts on local amphibians were not severe, although as a disease and… 


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