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Paddle Tail Newt

Paddle tail newt is a species of newt found in China.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Pachytriton
    Scientific Name Pachytriton labiatus

    Size 6 to 7 in
    Color Black to brown to pale brown body color with orange markings along the bottom of the body and some orange dots may occur lining the backs
    Distribution China
    Habitat Clear, swift flowing, highly oxygenated streams
    Diet Insects, Worms, small fish
    Predators Birds, snakes, fish
    Breeding Season April – July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 40 eggs
    Average Lifespan 10 to 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 23rd 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 14th March 2017.

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