Help identifying my CFB newt

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Hi,
I'm new to the site and would like for someone to help me identify and sex my newt. I'm pretty sure he's a male C. Orientalis but I'm reading up on Hypselotriton and now I'm confused. I am interested in breeding so I just want to be sure. Thanks!
 

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Cynops orientalis was placed in Hypselotriton in 2009. The new name doesn't appear to have been adopted that widely. Taxonomy can be fickle.

That's a male Cynops orientalis, or if you're feeling all modern you could call it Hypselotrition orientalis.
 
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Also, unless you feed him on land or in a dish, I would get rid of the gravel. Newts and salamanders will try to swallow their food, and might get a mouth full of gravel and get impacted. Impaction is no laughing matter. They can't get their bodily waste out and then they die. Try to get sand or reptile carpet
 

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Thanks for the suggestion Xavier. I am looking into getting rid of the gravel asap. Geezer has always had gravel and been okay but my newest addition is around 2 years old and did swallow one while trying to catch a worm that fell under the moss. He's still eating and pooping so i'm hoping he passes it. When should I consider a vet? If he stops eating regularly?
 
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