Herefordshire Amphibian & Reptile Team

Species - Newts

Lifecycle of the Great Crested Newt

Great crested newt life cycle

  1. Eggs are laid on the leaves of water plants. The female folds the leaves over to conceal them.
  2. 3 weeks.
  3. 6 weeks. The front legs develop first, unlike frogs in which the back legs develop first.
  4. 10 weeks.
  5. 1 year.
  6. Adult male, 2 - 4 years, in breeding condition. Up to 150mm long.

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