Ezo salamander

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Ezo salamander
Hynobius retardatus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
Species: H. retardatus
Binomial name
Hynobius retardatus
(Dunn, 1923)

The Ezo salamander or Hokkaido salamander (Hynobius retardatus) is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family, endemic to Japan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, irrigated land, and canals and ditches.