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Anderson’s Crocodile Newt

Anderson’s crocodile newt is a species of robust, flat salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family, found in Japan. Adults are fully terrestrial.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Echinotriton
    Scientific Name Echinotriton andersoni


    Other Names Anderson’s newt, Ryukyu spiny newt, Japanese warty newt
    Size Around 16.9 cm (6.7 in )
    Weight 12-45 g
    Color Dark brown or black overall color with only underside of the tail, soles of the feet and the cloacal region  are yellow-orange
    Distribution Japan
    Habitat Broad-leaved evergreen forests, secondary forests, grasslands and swamps; breeding habitats include standing waters of ponds and temporary pools
    Diet Bugs, beetles, worms
    Breeding Season Early February to late June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on March 26th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 16th March 2017.

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