Courtship Behavior, Fertilization of Eggs, and Rearing in Captivity of the Semirechensk Salamander Ranodon sibiricus Kessler (Amphibia, Caudata)

R. Thorn


Courtship behavior of Semirechensk salamander, Ranodon sibiricus, in captivity was observed. Fertilization of eggs of this species of amphibian is of a typical hynobiid nature. Some details of courtship behavior in Ranodon sibiricus and Hynobius retardatus are compared and discussed.


Amphibia; Caudata; courtship behavior; captive breeding

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