The Algerian ribbed newt is a predominantly aquatic species, and courtship, breeding and larval development all typically occur in water (1) (4). Prior to mating, the male captures the female and then carries the female on its back. The male then deposits a package of sperm cells called a spermatophore, and then twists 180 degrees to face the female, who takes up the package into the cloaca. Fertilisation of the eggs is internal (4).
Breeding occurs throughout the rainy season from November to January, and the larvae remain in the breeding habitat until the beginning of April (2) (4).