Driving Directions
Open From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Click Here for the mobile version of our site.
Home Page
Informacion En Espanol
Help Provide Expert Care, Adopt An AnimalGet Your Annual Pass for Unlimited Family Fun!
 
Florida Boardwalk Animal Fact Sheet
EMPEROR NEWT
Tylototriton shanjing

Range:
China, Yunnan Province. The bright orange spots on this newt mark the location of poison glands beneath its skin. The animal can trigger the release of a toxic chemical by expanding its rib cage. This dissuades most potential predators.
Habitat: Small pools in cool woodlands and forests near slow-moving water.
Diet: Earthworms, centipedes, snails, and other small invertebrates.
Status: Near threatened.
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Length: 4.5 to 6 inches.

Lifespan: Unknown.
Reproduction & Offspring:

The emperor newt mates in rice paddies and marshes during the rainy season. The male helps the female onto his back, and then deposits a sperm packet, which the female collects. She lays 50 to 100 eggs, which become attached to nearby vegetation.


 

Home | Animals & Habitats | Interact with Animals | Rides | Shows & Talks
Water Play Areas & More | Zoo Animals Come to You | Zoo Map | Zoo Video

Careers | Ticket Donations | Media Information | Contact Us | Site Map
Click Here to View Our Mobile Site


© 2014 Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. All Rights Reserved.