Clawed salamander

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The genus Onychodactylus, commonly known as clawed salamanders, is composed of three species, all endemic to eastern Asia. O. fischeri is found on the Korean peninsula, as well as in the Russian Far East and adjacent regions of China. O. japonicus is found in Japan, on the islands of Shikoku and Honshū. All species are lungless with moderately developed parotoid glands. They inhabit moist, forested mountains near small rivers, streams, and lakes. Adults of each species can reach a length of 19 cm.

Clawed salamanders
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Onychodactylus fischeri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Subfamily: Onychodactylinae
Genus: Onychodactylus
Tscudi, 1838

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Species recognized as of October 2019:[1]


  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Onychodactylus". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

External linksEdit

  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian declines, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Onychodactylus. AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: November 20, 2010).