Taiwan lesser salamander
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.
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Lai & Lue, 2008
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. They breed in winter and early spring. Females lay egg capsules that both males and females appear to guard until they hatch.
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