One of the most amazing and attractive amphibians on Earth are Tritons. There are a lot of animal varieties (more than a hundred), but each group has its own characteristics and unique character. An interesting representative of the Titones is considered to be a little Asian. Despite the small size, the animal can claim the title of “underwater dragon”. You can meet handsome men in Eurasia, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. E amphibians feel great at an altitude of 1000-2700 m above sea level.
The appearance of the tritons
Malocaian newtons are very attractive animals that become much more beautiful in the marriage period. Adults grow up to 14 cm in length, the height of the crest in males is 4 cm (in females this attribute is absent). The amphibian abdomen has a yellow or orange shade, back, head and legs olive color with bronze elements. Dark spots are placed on the animal’s body, and silver strips on the sides.
The Asian water lizards have high paws with long fingers. Females look graceful, elegant. They are more modest, skin color is plain.
Behavior and nutrition
E amphibians lead a rather hidden lifestyle. The period of activity occurs at dusk. About four months a year, Asian Tritons are in the water, where, in fact, they mate. On land, animals prefer to hide under the stones, fallen leaves, the bark of trees. Tritons cannot stand the sun and heat. With the onset of winter, amphibians fall into hibernation, for which they choose a secluded place or occupy someone’s hole.
Malo Asian Triton is a predator who feels especially well in water. In the diet of adults there are insects, worms, tadpoles, spiders, mokritsa, larvae, crustaceans and other organisms.
Propagation and life expectancy
By the end of winter, the newtons begin marriage games. When water warms up to 10 degrees of heat, animals are ready to mate. Males change their body color, raise their comb, begin to make specific sounds. Females come to the call of the chosen one and place mucus in the cloaca, which the male individual emits. Caviar is deposited by attaching offspring on leaves and aquatic plants. A week later, tiny larvae form, which swim in anticipation of further development. After 5-10 days, kids are able to eat insects, mollusks and each other. After 6 months, the larva turns into an adult individual.
Tritons live from 12 to 21 years old.