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Individual study: A note on the captive maintenance and breeding of the Pyrenean mountain salamander (Euproctus asper asper Dugès)

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Wisniewski P.J. & Paull L.M.. (1982) A note on the captive maintenance and breeding of the Pyrenean mountain salamander (Euproctus asper asper Dugès). Herpetological Society Bulletin, 6, 46-47


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Captive breeding salamanders (including newts) Amphibian Conservation

A small, replicated study in 1981 of captive Pyrenean mountain salamanders Euproctus asper asper in the UK (Wisniewski & Paull 1982) found that eggs were produced by one of two pairs in captivity. Eight eggs were produced by the pair in June 1982. Three of the eggs hatched one month later. One tadpole survived to at least six months having eaten the other two. Mating behaviour had been observed all year. Two pairs were obtained in 1981 and housed in two aerated 30 x 20 x 20 cm tanks. Gravel substrate and cover were provided.