The Alpine Newt?is native to central Europe. It has become established in a few localities in Britain, often as a result of deliberate introductions. The adults grow up to 11cm?and are usually brown, green or grey, sometimes with a marbled pattern. The belly is orange or red and unspotted. There are dark spots along the sides and tail. Male Alpine Newts have a low, smooth, yellowish crest, with black spots or bars during the breeding season.