Just like people, newts need safe places to live. Unfortunately the Okinawa newt’s breeding populations are declining rapidly. Habitat loss, road traffic, the pet trade, and introduced species have caused this amphibian to go from stable to Endangered.
- Conservation StatusEndangered
- Life spanUp to 20 years
- Body size4 - 7 in. long
- Native habitat Wetlands, aquatic and marine environments of Southern Japan
- DietTadpoles, snails, worms and insects