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Laos Warty Newt (Laotriton laoensis)

Photo by Henk Wallays

Common Name: Laos Warty Newt
Scientific Name: Laotriton laoensis
Family: Salamandridae
Location: Laos
Size: around 3.2 inches or 83 mm

The Laos Warty Newt is critically endangered newt from Laos. Its populations have been decimated because of over-harvesting of individuals for the pet trade. It is also the only member of its genus – Laotriton.

The Laos Warty Newt breeds during the coldest part of the year from November to February. The eggs hide in the dead leaves on the bottom of the pools where the newts breed.

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