What Do You Know About The Luristan Newt (aka Kaiser's Spotted Newt)

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What Do You Know About The Luristan Newt (aka Kaiser

Another rare endangered species facing extinction is the highly attractive species and its striking coloration is thought to be a warning to potential predators of its toxicity. Take a quiz and learn about this rare specie


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kaiser’s spotted newt is a species of very colorful salamander belonging to the family of?
    • A. 

      Insecta

    • B. 

      Nolucta

    • C. 

      Amphibia

    • D. 

      Salamandridae

  • 2. 
    It is endemic to the southern Zagros Mountains in?
    • A. 

      Ottoman Island

    • B. 

      Isle of Lewis

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Morocco

  • 3. 
    It is mostly found in highland streams surrounded by arid?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Scrubland

    • C. 

      Grass

    • D. 

      Land

  • 4. 
    Kaiser’s spotted newt can also be found in?
    • A. 

      Ponds

    • B. 

      Pool

    • C. 

      River

    • D. 

      A and B only

  • 5. 
    Water is absent from their habitat forcing them to move into surrounding woodland which is predominantly?
    • A. 

      Oat

    • B. 

      Pistachio

    • C. 

      Efik

    • D. 

      A and B only

  • 6. 
    Who are the people hunting salamanders for money?
    • A. 

      Guard

    • B. 

      Poachers

    • C. 

      Tourists

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The population of salamanders in 2008 was estimated at less than?
    • A. 

      960 individuals

    • B. 

      1200 individuals

    • C. 

      100 individuals

    • D. 

      1000 individuals

  • 8. 
    2014 survey conducted on salamander estimates them at over?
    • A. 

      8600 individuals

    • B. 

      8100 individuals

    • C. 

      8500 individuals

    • D. 

      9000 individuals

  • 9. 
    These thousands of adult could provide habitat for more than?
    • A. 

      50,000 individuals Neurergus kaiseri

    • B. 

      20,000 individuals Neurergus kaiseri

    • C. 

      42,000 Neurergus kaiseri

    • D. 

      40,000 Neurergus kaiseri

  • 10. 
    Their feeding is simple, newts are very hardy animals in captivity, they love to eat
    • A. 

      Earthworms

    • B. 

      Canadian night crawlers

    • C. 

      Blackworms

    • D. 

      All of the above