Amji's salamander

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Amji's salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
Species: H. amjiensis
Binomial name
Hynobius amjiensis
Gu, 1992

Amji's salamander (Hynobius amjiensis) is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family. This species is endemic to China, or more specifically to Zhejiang Province; its breeding habitat consists of five small pools at the top of Mount Longwangshan, in Anji County, north-western Zhejiang, at about 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level.[1] Adult males have a total length of 153–166 mm (6.0–6.5 in) and females of about 166 mm (6.5 in).[2]

Although the known breeding habitat is all contained within the small Longwangshan Nature Reserve, habitat alteration is increasingly becoming a problem due to the growing threat of human disturbance at the site, especially from tourist activities. This, in combination with the very small breeding population size, has made IUCN consider H. amjiensis as Critically Endangered.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gu, H. & Lau, M.W.N. (2004). "Hynobius amjiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 26. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.