Kaiser's Spotted Newt Neurergus kaiseri

Kaiser's or Zagros Spotted Newt
Kaiser's Spotted Newts
Kaiser's Spotted Newt, also called the Zagros, Luristan and Emperor Spotted Newt, is known from only four mountain streams in a limited area of the southern Zagros Mountains of Iran.
Kaiser's Spotted Newt
Kaiser's Spotted Newts
Kaiser's Spotted Newts
They live mainly in a subterranean water system in an arid region but can survive long periods of drought and terrestrial living.
Zagros Newt
Zagros Newt
Zagros Newts
The species is classified as vulnerable because of its limited population and habitat.
Zagros Newt
Zagros Newt
Zagros Newt
They are also threatened by habitat loss through damming, deforestation, farming and tourism in addition to collection for the pet trade.