Paddle Tail Newt

Paddle Tail Newt

Scientific Name – Pachytriton labiatus

Classification – Salamandridae

Baby Name – Eft

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

Average Length – 6 to 7 in

Speed – Fast moving animal

Life Expectancy – 10 – 20 years in captivity

Breeding Season – April – July

Special Features – Have a flat body with a long paddle-like tail; have relatively short limbs

Family Unit – Solitary; male and female meet only during the breeding period; aggressively territorial

Geographical Distribution – China

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Clear, swift flowing, highly oxygenated streams

Diet – Worms, insects, small fish

Predators – Birds, snakes, fish