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Echinotriton andersoni (Anderson's Crocodile Newt)

Wikipedia Abstract

Anderson's crocodile newt, Anderson's newt, Ryukyu spiny newt, or Japanese warty newt (Echinotriton andersoni) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family found in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, and, at least formerly, Guanyinshan (=Mount Guanyin) in northern Taiwan, where it is now believed to be extinct.
View Wikipedia Record: Echinotriton andersoni

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Echinotriton andersoni

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.52
EDGE Score: 5.05


Adult Length [1]  8 inches (20.5 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Nansei Islands subtropical evergreen forests Japan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amami - Gunto Quasi National Park 107098 Japan      
Okinawa Kaigan Quasi National Park 121853 Japan      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Japan Japan Yes


Parasitized by 
Cosmocercoides tridens <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License