Chinese fire belly newt facts for kids

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Chinese fire belly newt
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Cynops
Binomial name
Cynops orientalis
(David, 1873)

The Chinese fire belly newt (Cynops orientalis) is a species of newts. They are small and will reach up to 2.2-4 inches (6-10 cm). They are black and have bright orange colors on their front side. They are commonly found in pet stores. They are sometimes confused with the Japanese fire belly newt. This is because of their small size and colors. However, the Chinese fire belly newt has smoother skin and a rounder tail than the Japanese Fire Belly Newt.

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