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Chinese Fire Belly Newt

Chinese fire belly newt is a small newt found in eastern central China. The newt has the ability to secrete toxins through its skin. Females are larger than males.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Cynops
    Scientific Name Cynops orientalis


    Other Names Dwarf fire-bellied newt, oriental fire-bellied newt
    Size 5.6–10.2 cm (2.2–4.0 in)
    Color Black upper surface with bright orange or red belly
    Distribution Eastern central China
    Habitat Still and cool waters with abundant vegetation
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 50 to 250 eggs
    Incubation Period 13 to 24 days
    Average Lifespan 12 to 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 25th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 16th March 2017.

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