Bemerkungen zum Fund eines teilalbinotischen Teichmolches (Triturus vulgaris LINNAEus, 1758) östlich von Halle (Saale).
In April 1995, a male smooth newt Triturus vulgaris L. was found in a smalllake in Dieskau (Saalkreis) near Halle (Saale). The specimen exhibited partial albinism. Although the newt was lacking body pigmentation the usually dark spots were still visible in a slight grey colour. The ventral side and the ventral margin of the tail were orange. The iris was black, whereas the eye background was red. This record seems to be the first of an albinotic Triturns in the surroundings of Halle. The phenomenon of albinism in this individual is discussed concerning similar findings in Triturus vulgaris and other Triturus species.