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Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newt

Blue tailed fire belly newt is a relatively small species of salamander belonging to the family Salamandridae, endemic to China.

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

    Other Names Chuxiong fire-bellied newt
    Size Male: Up to 8 cm
    Female: Up to 10 cm
    Color Blue green or brown upper surface with orange to yellow belly; orange or yellow spot appears  around the edge of the mouth and behind the eyes; brown legs
    Distribution China
    Habitat Forest ponds, rice paddies, irrigated wheat fields
    Diet Small aquatic invertebrates
    Breeding Season Early spring through summer and may even extend to fall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Incubation Period 2 to 4 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 4 months
    Average Lifespan 6 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 19th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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