kids encyclopedia robot

Asiatic salamander facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Asiatic salamanders
Hynobius kimurae (cropped) edit.jpg
Hynobius kimurae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Suborder:
Family:
Hynobiidae

The Asiatic salamanders (family Hynobiidae) are a primitive kind of salamander which can be found throughout Asia. Unlike other salamanders, Hynobiid salamanders do external fertilization, or "spawning". The females lay egg-sacs, and the males pour sperm onto the sacs.

They and the giant salamanders (family Cryptobranchidae), make up the suborder Cryptobranchoidea. About half of hynobiids are unique to Japan.


kids search engine
Asiatic salamander Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.