Japanese Clawed Salamander

The Japanese Clawed Salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Japanese Clawed Salamander is not a rare species. Moreover, it is locally quite abundant, and thousands of individuals may be recorded during autumn migrations. Hibernation occurs from November-December to April on land (under logs, roots of trees etc.). More

The Japanese Clawed Salamander (Onychodactylus japonicus) is a species of salamander in the Hynobiidae family. It is endemic to Japan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rivers. References - * Kaneko, Y. & Matsui, M. More

Breeding : Japanese clawed salamanders lay a pair of egg sacs under ground in cool water springs and it is almost impossible to find their eggs. In June 1995, the breeding site was found in the West Chugoku Mountains 1150m in elevation. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Hynobiidae
Genus : Onychodactylus
Species : japonicus
Authority : (Houttuyn, 1782)