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Zagros Newt

(engl: Kaiser‘s Spotted Newt)

It depends on the food! 

Kaiser‘s Spotted Newts, unlike European Newts, usually live in the water all year-round. Their red colouring, similar to flamingos, is a result of them eating small crustaceans. Without them, the newts fade. The age of the animal also affects their colouring.

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Amazingly, the spawn are laid during winter. After about 2 weeks the 14mm larvae hatch. After about 4 months, they lose their gills (metamorphosis). Kaiser‘s Spotted Newts become sexually mature between the ages of 2 and 4 years. 

Zagros-Molch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zagros-Molch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zagros-Molch
Wissenschaftl. Name Neurergus kaiseri
Ordnung Urodela
Familie Salamandridae
Größe bis 14 cm
Gewicht ca. 10 g
Fortpflanzung bis zu 100 Eier, Schlupf nach ca. 2 Wochen
Verbreitung Zagros mountains in Western Iran
Lebensraum mountain brooks, pond, karst caves
Nahrung Crabs, Worms , Insektenlarven
Bestand highly endangered
Lebensdauer ca. 10 Jahre