Hynobius stejnegeri (Amber-colored Salamander)
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|Hynobiid Salamanders (Hynobiidae) This group of Far Eastern salamanders are becoming increasingly popular in captivity, and thanks to the captive breeding efforts of one European hobbyist in particular (you know who I mean), they are becoming easier and easier to acquire.|
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|29th October 2003||#4 (permalink)|
Sorry, Chris, dunno the names of those floating plants (3 kinds there in that top photo). I have numerous floating plants in another (giant) tank that gets good light. But they've proliferated to an extent that they're now blocking out light needed by the plants underneath them
(Message edited by TJ on October 29, 2003)
|29th October 2003||#5 (permalink)|
This species, generally regarded as the most attractive of the Japanese hynobiids, is from Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's 4 main islands. It inhabits the following area:
Some basic info and pics of adults, juveniles, larvae and eggs can be found at:
|29th October 2003||#6 (permalink)|
the plants in the photo are:
-Lemna minor (or Lemna sp.)...ten called "duckweed" (it's the smallest one on the pic)
-Salvinia (S.natans or S.auriculata...I don't know)...the plant on the left top of the first pic)
I don't know what species is the third plant...maybe Trapa or another Salvinia...
|25th November 2003||#12 (permalink)|
Additions? Well, that's one of them, the stejnegeri pictured right above with some chunks missing from its tail.
I had my first morph today, which confirms to me that they take to land before their gills have completely disappeared.
Here it is today just prior to leaving the water:
And taking to land for the first time:
|28th November 2003||#13 (permalink)|
Same juvie 3 days later:
Some more pics of the same juvie are at:
|(ambercolored, hynobius, salamander), stejnegeri|
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