Sword-tailed newt

Sword-tailed newt

Type:

 

[Japanese Name]
shirikenimori

[Scientific Name]
Cynops ensicauda

 Adult female
Adult female. Photo © Paolo Mazzei

[English Name] Sword-tailed newt
[Dialect Name] akawataa
[Classification] Hynobiidae
Salamandridae
[Distribution] Amami Island,Kakeroma island,Uke Island,Yoro-jima Island,Okinawa Island,Sesoko Island,Tonaki Island,Zamami Island,Aka Island,Geruma Island,Tokashiki Island,Hamahiga Island
[Source] Sadao Ikehara"Vertebrates of Land"(Shinsei Tosho Shuppan),Shoichi Sengoku"Color guide book of amphibian and reptiles"(IE-NO-HIKARI ASSOCIATION)