Habitat: These newts inhabit pools, ponds, seepages and paddy fields in hilly areas, in both forest and degraded habitats. These newts can tolerate a range of habitats and have a wide distribution throughout China.
Wild diet: Amphibian larvae, eggs and small invertebrates.
Behaviour: These newts will search for food and ambush their prey.
Breeding: Mating season lasts from May to July, with an average of 96 eggs laid per female. A male newt will actively pursue a female, with displays of tail fanning and sometimes biting to get her attention. The larvae develop in water.
Latin Name: Cynops orientalis
Conservation Status: Least Concern
|Adult Size:||2.3 - 4'' (6 - 10 cm)|
|Temperature:||50 - 77°F (10 - 25°C)|
|Life Span:||5 - 10 years|