i have seen this beautiful salamander in the 'salamander und molche' postcard set and also on the eyewitness video series video for amphibians-both pic and video show the males gaurding the egg mass.(that postcard picture is so adorible). (i know they fertilize it externally-but according to the viedo the male was warding off preditors by standing over them and making large agressive gaping mouth movements.) i have found web references to breeding programs and also references to keeping them in captivity-so i am guessing that even though they are a very rare species-they were in the hobby before they were listed in 1997. does any one know of any in captivity-or if anyone has had success with them? anyone in the usa?