Cynops cf. cyanurus

2. December 2015

fire bellied newts of the genus Cynops are perfect aquarium newts. Most
specimens can be easily adapted for a life in water the whole year
through. This makes feeding a lot easier, because on land newts are very
secretive and feed only on live food, while in the water they also
readily accept frozen food.

We received recently a
shipment of fire bellied newts that were selected from “regular” Cynops
orientalis. According to our supplier the newts have been collected in
the Chinese province Hubei. Some of the newts look like Cynops cyanurus,
others are more similar or intermediate to C. orientalis. It seems also
possible that the animals belong to C. orphicus or an undescribed

For our customers: these newts have code 483188 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer