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 Shap ribbed newts ?

i bought 4 sharp ribbed newts 8 years ago from a pet shop and they are brillant i have tried to buy more but i have never seen them anywhere not in zoos or pet shop. if anyone has any info on them age maybe or pictures please reply back



05/04/10  01:37pm

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 Shap ribbed newts ?

this is some information i found on wikipedia.
try the website addresses too.
The Iberian Ribbed Newt has tubercles running down each side. Through these, its sharp ribs can puncture. The ribs act as a defense mechanism, causing little harm to the newt. In the wild this amphibian grows up to 30 centimetres (12 in), but rarely more than 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in captivity. Its color is dark gray dorsally, and lighter gray on its ventral side, with rust-colored small spots where its ribs can protrude. These newts have a flat spade-shaped head and a long tail which is about half their body length. Males are slenderer and usually smaller than females. The larvae have bushy external gills and usually paler color patterns than the adults.

www.oceanlight.com/sharp_ribbed_newt_photo.html
www.oceanlight.com/lightbox.php?sp=pleurodeles_waltl



11/30/10  01:17pm


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