We have several captive bred Iranian Kaiser newts for sale at excellent pricing. This is your chance to own the single rarest newt in the world, and one of the most beautifully patterned as well. They originate from a 10-square kilometer area in Iran and are extremely hardy. They can be kept in an aquatic or terrestrial setup, and have big appetites for blackworms, earthworms, waxworms, and mealworms. When you buy a newt from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Iranian Kaiser Newt
QUICK READ ABOUT Iranian Kaiser Newt
Neurergus kaiseri, the Luristan newt, Kaiser’s mountain newt, Kaiser’s spotted newt or emperor spotted newt (not to be confused with Tylototriton shanjing), is a species of very colourful salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is endemic to the southern Zagros Mountains in Iran where it is known from just four streams. Populations of this newt have been declining and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as “vulnerable“. A captive breeding programme has been established in several zoos. The Luristan newt is endemic to the southern Zagros Mountains in Iran. It is primarily found in highland streams surrounded by arid scrubland, but can also be found in ponds and pools. It is known only from four streams in a single catchment area and has a total inhabited area of 8,948 km2 (3,454.8 sq mi). In a recent study it was found that the area of suitable habitat within their study area was 18,159 km2 (7,011.2 sq mi). Water is absent from its habitat for a significant part of the year and it moves out into the surrounding woodland which is predominantly oak and pistachio, during which time this species is known to estivate.
Currently the Luristan newt is found in the Zagros Mountains in Iran, but in recent studies it has been concluded that small portions of southern Iran that include Kermanshah, Ilam, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, and Kohgiluye-Boyerahmad are habitats that these species will be distributing themselves in the future due do climate change affecting their current habitats