Scientific Name: Neurergus kaiseri

Found In: Four streams within the southern Zargos Mountains of Lorestan, Iran/Streams, springs, and waterfalls

Size: Adults average at 5 inches in length

Diet: The specific diet is unknown. They are likely to consume invertebrates that live in their freshwater environment

Threat Level: Vulnerable. The exotic pet trade is the major threat to this species

Facts: This species is the first example of a species granted international protection due to e-commerce. It was granted protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species due to the online sale of this species, which was endangering the population

The rare Iranian newt