Chinese Fire Belly Newt

Chinese Fire Belly Newt

Scientific Name – Cynops orientalis

Classification – Salamandridae

Baby Name – Eft

Collective Noun – There is no collective noun for newts, but it can be called a band

Average Length – 5.6–10.2 cm (2.2–4.0 in)

Life Expectancy – 12 to 20 years in captivity

Breeding Season – March to July

Incubation Period – 13 to 24 days

Special Features – Black outer surface with bright-orange underside; mainly aquatic; can excrete toxin through its skin

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – China

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Still waters with dense vegetation

Diet – Not known

Predators – Not known