Other Amphibian of the Week

Anji Salamander (Hynobius amjiensis)

photo by Jinzhong Fu

Common Name: Anji Salamander
Scientific Name: Hynobius amjiensis
Family: Hynobiidae
Location: China
Size: 6.5 inches

The Anji Salamander is a critically endangered salamander found only on Mount Longwangshan in Anji County. All of the known populations of the salamander are found in a nature preserve so they are somewhat protected but tourists and development are still a threat to them. Breeding season takes place from November to March. Females lay around 150 eggs during the season. It takes around 3 years for the young to reach sexual maturity.


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