Japanese Fire-bellied Newt

The Japanese Fire-bellied Newt is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Japanese Fire-Bellied Newts should be overwintered on wet moss at 40 to 50°F if breeding is to be successful. Courtship begins in the water with the male butting the female’s body with his head and blocking her progress should she try to move away. More

The Japanese fire-bellied newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster, is approximately 3.5 to 5 inches long (9-12 cm) with a rough or bumpy appearance to the skin. Usually its fire-belly is more of a speckled pattern of red-orange. They have poison glands on the side of their head. More

The Japanese fire-bellied newt reaches a total length of up to 5 in (12 cm). It has a long tail with a large fin that enables the salamander to swim powerfully. The tail of the male is tipped by a thin filament. More

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The Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt is a very unique amphibian. It spends most of its time in water eating small invertebrates. The Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt is unique in its colors, face, body, and size. More

The Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt is larger than the Chinese Fire-Bellied Newt and they tend to have red speckled bellies. They have rough skin, while the Chinese Fire-bellied Newts have smooth skin and a speckled orange underside. More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Cynops
Species : pyrrhogaster
Authority : (Boie, 1826)