Taiwan lesser salamander

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The Taiwan lesser salamander (Hynobius fuca) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae, endemic to Taiwan. The Taiwan lesser salamander is known from four localities in the central and northern part of the Syueshan Mountain Range; it appears to be scarce. Its elevation range is about 1,300–1,720 m (4,270–5,640 ft), which is the lowest among Taiwanese hynobiids. They live on densely shaded, moist forests and are found along mountain creeks or under rocks or rotting wood.[1]

Taiwan lesser salamander
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
H. fuca
Binomial name
Hynobius fuca
Lai & Lue, 2008[1]

The Taiwan lesser salamander is relatively short, but robust. Adults are about 4.5–5.5 cm (1.8–2.2 in) in snout–vent length.[1] They breed in winter and early spring. Females lay egg capsules that both males and females appear to guard until they hatch.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Lai, June-Shiang; Lue, Kuang-Yang (2008). "Two new Hynobius (Caudata: Hynobiidae) salamanders from Taiwan". Herpetologica. 64 (1): 63–80. doi:10.1655/06-065.1. JSTOR 25209100.
  2. ^ Lue, Kuang-Yang. "Hynobius fuca". BiotaTaiwanica. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
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