Sword-tailed newt

The Sword-tailed newt is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The sword-tailed newt is only found on the Ryukyu Archipelago, and island chain of the southern coast of Japan, as well as on many smaller surrounding islands. More

The Sword-Tailed Newt is the largest species of the genus Cynops. Head larger and paratoid glands less prominent than in the other Japanese Cynops species, Cynops pyrrhogaster. Vertebral ridge clearly present, lateral glandular ridges not distinct. More

Images previous Sword-tailed newt imageSword-tailed newt on substrate © Henk.Wallays@pandora. More

Sword-Tailed newts are hardy and robust animals that can accompany their keepers for decades, if a few basic principles are obeyed. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Cynops
Species : ensicauda
Authority : (Hallowell, 1860)