Laos Warty Newt Laotriton/Paramesotriton laoensis

Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
The Laos Warty Newt is native to slow-flowing streams of mountainous tropical shrubland in just two regions of Laos.
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
Its pink-orange and black warty pattern gives camouflage in dappled sunlit stream vegetation.
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
They grow to about 16cm long, about half is head/body (snout to vent) and half is tail length.
Laos Warty Newt tadpole
Laos Warty Newt tadpole
Laos Warty Newt tadpole
The larvae or tadpoles are black and tiny.
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
Laos Warty Newt
It is endangered, not only because of its limited range but also as the population has fallen by over half since the turn of the century through habitat degradation and collection for the medicinal/wildlife/pet trades.