Anderson’s Crocodile Newt

Anderson's Crocodile Newt

The Anderson’s Crocodile Newt is a species of rough-skinned newt that are found only in parts of Japan, and is now extinct in Taiwan.

Scientific Name Echinotritonandersoni

Classification – Echinotriton

Gender Names – Male – boar; Female – sow; Baby – eft

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – 169 mm (6.7 in)

Weight – 12-45g

Life Expectancy – Around 12 years

Mating Season  Spring and summer

Special Features  The whole body of this salamander isuniformly dark (black or brown)

Geographical Distribution – Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Natural Habitat – Evergreen forests with broad leaves, secondary forests, swamps, and grasslands

Conservation Status –Endangered

Diet – Insects, frog larvae, fish

Predators – Snakes, birds of prey