Daniel Escoriza and Jihène Ben Hassine. Journal of Herpetology, Volume 49, Issue 2 (June 2015). The niches were examined at two spatial levels; regionally, using climatic and vegetation cover data, and locally by studying the selection of aquatic habitats. Our results indicate that Salamandra algira (North African fire salamander) and North African Pleurodeles species are segregated along a thermal and vegetation cover axis, although with considerable overlap. Leer más.