Other Amphibian of the Week

Fischer’s Clawed Salamander (Onychodactylus fischeri)

photo by Pierre Fidenci

Common Name: Fischer’s Clawed Salamander,  Long-tailed Clawed Salamander
Scientific Name: Onychodactylus fischeri
Family: Hynobiidae
Russia, China, North Korea, and South Korea
Max Size:
7.4 inches for females, 7 inches for males

The Fischer’s Clawed Salamanders lives high in the mountains of Northeastern Asia. Like the other members of it’s genus, the Fischer’s Clawed Salamander does not have lungs. They just breathe through their skin.

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