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The Spanish Ribbed Newt, also known as the Iberian Ribbed Newt, is native to the central and southern Iberian Peninsula. It is a member of the newt family. They are generally found on the bottom of ponds, lakes and slow-moving streams. As the name implies, this newt has sharply pointed ribs that often appear to be sticking out through the skin. This may be to protect the newt against predators. Play the following videos to learn more about the Spanish Ribbed Newt.