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Red Bellied Newt

Red bellied newt is a newt native to California, United States. The newt is terrestrial for most part of its life.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata/Urodela
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Taricha
    Scientific Name Taricha rivularis


    Size 2.75 to 3.5 in (7 to 8.9 cm)
    Color Brownish-black upper surface with tomato-red underbelly
    Distribution Northern California (United States)
    Habitat Coastal woodlands, particularly in redwood forests
    Diet Variety of invertebrates
    Predators Birds, snakes
    Breeding Season Late February through May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 16 eggs
    Incubation Period 16 to 34 days in captivity
    Metamorphosis Period Around 4 months
    Reproductive Age 6 to 10 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 22nd 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 14th March 2017.

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