My P.hongkongensis looks similar to that, just not as greenish. He's more on the brownish/black side. That is very intersting. In all of the Paramesotriton pictures that i've seen I've never seen anything quite like that..... very very interesting!
That really does look like a P.hongkongensis, just almost like there isn't enough pigment in the skin. I'm thinking that because of the blotches of dark and the almost lack of pigment on the tail.... again VERY INTERESTING!
Hi Andrea. Actually, it seems quite different from hongkongensis to me -- but then I've had a good look at the real thing and don't have to only rely on a pic
It seems more like chinensis than hongkongensis to my untrained eye. In my understanding, the skin of hongkongensis is much smoother. Also, with hongensis, each side of the dorsal ridgeline is more depressed (though that's often because of the sorry state in which they arrive at pet shops)
Please do post a pic of your "hongkongensis" someday so we can speculate as to whether it really is what it seems to you to be -- given that newts are so often sold under erroneous names.
does it havea dorsal ridge made of a series of 'humps', it's just I got one like it, but with normal tail. It does have black spots though. I bought it with another one, but have now realised they are possibly different species! The other one is a fuzhongensis I think. Does anyone have pics of a definate hongkonensis, fuzhong, chinensis or guanxiensis?
It was being sold as 'dogfaced firebelly'! At least your shop got the genus right! btw asperrimus is a specie of echino/tylotriton (can't remember which).
Also there were for in the shop with COMPLETELY yellow tails for about the end 3/4. I didn't get them for two reasons: they looked more sluggish than the other 'normals' and they were twice the price! at £30 each!!!
I think the one I got is either chinensis or hongkongensis.
The website with asperrimus as a Echinotriton is this one. Just click on the blue genuses to the left and it takes you to each one. There are few pics in tylotriton and none in echinotriton, just names. Also, there are photos of nearly every paramesotriton species. Unfortunately the light is not good, so pics not brilliant quality. Enjoy! \newurl
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)