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Salamanders, Keeping and Breeding by F. Pasmans, S. Bogaerts, H. Janssen & M. Sparreboom.


Salamanders and newts can make for extremely endearing and interesting terrarium animals. They stand out by their bright colours, bizarre dorsal crests that make them look like miniature dragons, and behavioural expressions that are thrilling to watch. They range from purely terrestrial to entirely aquatic species, and the variety available to the terrarium keeper is huge. In short: Studying these delightful animals will never become boring.
In this generously illustrated and praxis-orientated guidebook, a team of experienced keepers and breeders describes in detail the basics of successful keeping and breeding your tailed amphibians. In more than 60 species accounts of newts, salamanders and even caecilians, the authors discuss individual particulars and point out what you must be aware of.


Species accounts of tailed amphibians (Urodela)
Salamanders and newts, Salamandridae
Calotriton asper (Pyrenean Newt), Cynops cyanurus (Blue-tailed Fire-bellied Newt), Cynops ensicauda (Sword-tailed Newt), Cynops orientalis (Chinese Fire-bellied Newt), Cynops pyrrhogaster (Japanese Fire-bellied Newt), Euproctus platycephalus (Sardinian Newt), Laotriton laoensis (Laos Warty Newt), Lissotriton italicus (Italian Newt), Lissotriton vulgaris (Smooth Newt),
Lyciasalamandra billae (Bille’s Salamander), Mertensiella caucasica (Caucasian Salamander),
Neurergus crocatus (Lake Urmia Newt), Neurergus kaiseri (Luristan Newt), Neurergus strauchii (Anatolia Newt), Notophthalmus viridescens (Red-spotted Newt), Ommatotriton ophryticus (Northern Banded Newt), Ommatotriton vittatus (Southern Banded Newt), Pachytriton sp. (Paddle-tailed Newt), Paramesotriton chinensis (Chinese Warty Newt),
Pleurodeles waltl (Ribbednewt), Salamandra atraSalamandra lanzai (Alpine Salamanders),
Salamandra salamandraSalamandra algiraSalamandra corsica, Salamandra infraimmaculata (Fire Salamanders), Salamandrina perspicillataSalamandrina terdigitata (Spectacled Salamanders),
Taricha granulosa (Rough-skinned Newt), Triturus carnifex (Italian Crested Newt), Triturus marmoratus (Northern Marbled Newt), Tylototriton kweichowensis (Guizhou Knobby Newt),
Tylototriton shanjing (Yunnan Newt, Mandarin Salamander), Tylototriton verrucosus (Himalayan Salamander, Crocodile Newt), Tylototriton wenxianensis (Wenxian Knobby Newt.)


Mole salamanders, Ambystomatidae
Ambystoma laterale (Blue-spotted Salamander), Ambystoma macrodactylum (Long-toed Salamander), Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander), Ambystoma mavortium (Barred Tiger Salamander), Ambystoma mexicanum (Axolotl), Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).


Lungless salamanders, Plethodontidae
Aneides lugubris (Arboreal Salamander), Bolitoglossa dofleini (Giant Palm Salamander, Doflein’s Salamander), Bolitoglossa mexicana (Mexican Mushroomtongue Salamander), Desmognathus fuscus (Northern Dusky Salamander), Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander),
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus (Spring Salamander), Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed Salamander)
Plethodon cinereus (Red-backed Salamander), Pseudoeurycea cephalica (Chunky False Brook Salamander), Pseudotriton ruber (Red Salamander), Speleomantes imperialis (Odourous Cave Salamander).

Asiatic salamanders, Hynobiidae
Hynobius boulengeri (Odaigahara Salamander), Hynobius dunni (Oitaor Dunn’s Salamander)
Hynobius okiensis (Oki Salamander), Hynobius quelpaertensis (Jejuor Cheju Salamander),
Hynobius retardatus (Hokkaido Salamander, Ezo Salamander), Pachyhynobius shangchengensis (Shangcheng Stout Salamander), Paradactylodon mustersi (Afghanistan Mountain Salamander).

Mudpuppies and Olms, Proteidae
Necturus maculosus (Mudpuppy), Proteus anguinus (Olm).


Sirenidae Pseudobranchus axanthus (Southern Dwarf Siren)


Giant salamanders,

Cryptobranchidae Andrias davidianus (Chinese Giant Salamander), Amphiumasor Congoeels, Amphiumidae Amphiuma tridactylum (Three-toed Amphiuma).


Species accounts of caecilians

(Gymnophiona)Taylor‘s caecilians, Dermophiidae Geotrypetes seraphini (Gaboon Caecilian), Asian tailed caecilians, IchthyophiidaeIchthyophis kohtaoensis (Koh Tao Caecilian), Aquatic caecilians or rubber eels, TyphlonectidaeTyphlonectes natans (Rio Cauca Caecilian, Rubber Eel).

Salamanders, Keeping and Breeding

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  • Publication: Salamanders, Keeping and Breeding by F. Pasmans, S. Bogaerts, H. Janssen & M. Sparreboom.

    Series: Terrarien-Bibliothek.

    Published: Natur und Tier-Verlag, May 2022.   Second edition.

    Publication components: Softcover, 248 pages containing text and colour photographs. 22 x 17 x 1.5cm.

    Language: English.

    Dimensions: 22 x 17 x 1.5cm.

    ISBN: 9783866594975

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