Study

Breeding Chinhai Salamanders Echinotriton chinhaiensis were found in two created ponds within two years in China

  • Published source details Sparreboom M., Feng X. & Liang F. (2001) Endangered chinhai salamander colonising newly created breeding habitat. Froglog, 47, 1-2

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Create ponds for salamanders (including newts)

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Create ponds for salamanders (including newts)

    A small, replicated, before-and-after study in 1997–2001 of two ponds created within the range of one of three known populations of the Chinhai salamander Echinotriton chinhaiensis in Zhejiang, China (Sparreboom, Feng & Liang 2001) found the species breeding in the ponds within two years. By 2001, females and five clutches of eggs were found. By that time, pond banks were 75% covered by vegetation and shrubs were developing. Numbers of female salamanders counted in the area were variable, but similar before (1997: 50; 1998: 88) and after pond construction (1999: 89; 2000: 82; 2001: 58 in 2001). Two or three males were found in 1997–1999, one in 2000 and none in 2001. Two species of frog (Hylarana latouchii and Microhyla mixture) colonized in the year of construction. In June 1999, ponds were dug 50 m from two existing breeding habitats, within a similar environment. Ponds were 3 x 2 m and 0.4 m deep. Amphibians were monitored from 1997–2001.

     

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