Geographical Range Eastern China
Habitat Streams in forested areas
Scientific Name Paramesotriton chinensis
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

This secretive little amphibian is hard to spot in its wild habitat .It spends most of its time hiding among plants and rocks, waiting to sneak up on its favorite prey: small worms and insects. Then it uses its expert swimming skills to snatch its meal.

The Asian newt is also called the fire-bellied newt.