Yiwu salamander

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Yiwu salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Hynobiidae
Genus: Hynobius
Species: H. yiwuensis
Binomial name
Hynobius yiwuensis
Cai, 1985

The Yiwu salamander, Hynobius yiwuensis, is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family, endemic to Zhejiang, China. Its distribution area is central and eastern Zhejiang, and includes Yiwu that has given it its name. Its natural habitats are subtropical moist lowland forests, rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, and rural gardens. The Yiwu salamander is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Adult males have a total length of 83–136 mm (3.3–5.4 in) and females of about 87–117 mm (3.4–4.6 in).[2] The Yiwu salamander is similar to Chinese salamander (H. chinensis) and somewhat larger Amji's salamander (or Zhejiang salamander, H. amjiensis).[3]


  1. ^ a b Xie, Feng (2004). "Hynobius yiwuensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59106A11881588. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59106A11881588.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. p. 28. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9. 
  3. ^ Sparreboom, Max (2010). "Hynobius yiwuensis Cai, 1985". Salamanders of the Old World. Retrieved 15 January 2013.