Japanese black salamander

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Japanese black salamander
Hynobius nigrescens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
Species: H. nigrescens
Binomial name
Hynobius nigrescens
Stejneger, 1907

The Japanese black salamander (Hynobius nigrescens) is a species of salamander in the family Hynobiidae, endemic to Japan.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, irrigated land, canals and ditches.


  • Kaneko, Y.; Matsui, M. (2004). "Hynobius nigrescens". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59099A11871823. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59099A11871823.en. Retrieved 21 December 2017.