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Less than six inches long, this aquatic amphibian feeds on insects and other invertebrates in slow-moving or still waters.

fire bellied newt

Did You Know?

Named for the bright red-orange coloration on its belly, the fire-bellied newt is toxic to the touch, a defense mechanism against predators. In zoos, however, they seem to lose their toxicity.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Cynops pyrrhogaster


Ponds, stream pools and lakes

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

aquatic invertebrates