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Hong Kong Newt

Hong Kong newt is a species of salamander found in Hong Kong and China.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Paramesotriton
    Scientific Name Paramesotriton hongkongensis


    Other Names Hong Kong warty newt
    Size Around 11 to 15 cm
    Color Light to dark brown with scattered orange patches on the underside
    Distribution Hong kong, China
    Habitat Mountain streams, pools and the surrounding forests
    Diet Insects, worms, tadpoles, shrimp larvae
    Hibernation Fact Does not hibernate
    Breeding Season September to March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 150 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 4 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 15 to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on May 22nd 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 11th May 2017.

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