Japanese Fire Belly Newt
Japanese fire belly newt is a largely aquatic, medium sized newt, belonging to the family Salamandridae, endemic to Japan. The skin of the wild individuals contain toxins.
|Scientific Name||Cynops pyrrhogaster|
|Size||9–14 cm (3.5–5.5 in)|
|Color||Brown to black upper surface often with red spots; orange to crimson underside generally with dark pattern|
|Habitat||Cool, clear waters of ponds, pools, ditches or lakes|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||Up to 200 eggs|
|Incubation Period||Around 20 days|
|Metamorphosis Period||3 to 5 months|
|Reproductive Age||Around 2 years of age|
|Average Lifespan||Believed to live up to 25 years in the wild and up to 30 years in captivity|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
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Published on March 26th 2017 by staff under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.