- Fire-bellied newts seldom grow larger than 5 inches, and if they do, 6 inches is the maximum.
- A newt is always a salamander, but a salamander is not always a newt!
- Some mother newts keep their eggs safe by wrapping leaves around each one as they are laid-up to 400 eggs!
- The ribbed newt has needle-like rib tips. It can squeeze its muscles to make the rib tips pierce through its skin and into its enemy!
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