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Salamanders and Newts of Australia

There are no salamanders and newts native to Australia. The Smooth Newt has been introduced to Australia near Melbourne and has started to spread.

Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Even though surveys has shown the newt spreading, the Australian government refuses to act. The Smooth Newts were probably introduced to the wild through the release of someone’s pets. Please never release your pet into the wild.

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