Adult SMOOTH NEWTs are 10 or 11 cm long. Males have light and dark longitudinal stripes on the head. Their back and sides are spotted with black on a light brown or olive-green background. Males have serrated or undulated crest which begins between or behind the eyes and ends in a tip at the end of the tail. Throat and belly also have black spots on a yellowish background. Females are also light brown or olive-green with some dots but has a more uniform colouration. They also lack crest on the back. The sides are separated from the belly by a light stripe lined with dense black dots from below. The centre of their belly has a yellowish or reddish shade with black dots.
Distibution map by our National Herpetological Mapping Program: