Hida salamander

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Hida salamander
Hynobius kimurae (cropped) edit.jpg
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
H. kimurae
Binomial name
Hynobius kimurae
Dunn, 1923
  • Hynobius luteopunctatus Hatta, 1914 — nomen nudum
  • Pseudosalamandra hida Tago, 1929 — nomen nudum

The Hida salamander or Hondo salamander (Hynobius kimurae) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae, the Asiatic salamanders. It is endemic to central and western Honshu, Japan.[2] It lives in deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests, where it breeds in streams.[1] These salamanders typically spawn from February to April, leading some to metamorphose in late September while others wait for the following year to do so after winter is over.[3]


  1. ^ a b Kaneko, Y. & M. Matsui (2004). "Hynobius kimurae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59094A11870628. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59094A11870628.en.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2018). "Hynobius kimurae Dunn, 1923". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ Matsui, Masafumi & Misawa, Yasuchika (1997). "Larval life history variation in two populations of the Japanese salamander Hynobius kimurae (Amphibia, Urodela)". Zoological Science. 14 (2): 257–262. doi:10.2108/zsj.14.257. hdl:2433/65056. ISSN 0289-0003.