Fat or Gravid? Male or Female?

JacobDavies

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Hey guys! I was wondering whether you could help me again, so I have bought 4 more Cynops orientalis from a woman locally and they are quite large and fat, I didn't know whether that was to over feeding or whether one or more is gravid. Also it would be much appreciated if you could have a go at sexing them for me! Thanks alot!!! :) :D

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Hi! About bloat, somebody more experienced could help you - I can't tell whether that's it or just a big lady...I'm curious trying to learn sexing and I'd say at least number four is female (that one which isn't fat at all) and number seven a male. In the pic together I'd guess you have more females according size and tail. Did you notice one misses leg and toes? These are guesses, lets see what other people say!
 

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It would help if you flipped the pictures over but they all look like females. The last picture may have a male in the bottom left corner.
 

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Just an update, turns out they were 4 females and 1 male, all 4 of them are gravid and laying eggs :D I have a total of around 200 eggs and they are still laying... thanks for the help guys!:D:D
 
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