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Individual study: Captive propagation of the southern dwarf siren (Pseudobranchus axanthus)

Published source details

Stabile J.L. (2012) Captive propagation of the southern dwarf siren (Pseudobranchus axanthus). Herpetological Review, 43, 600-601


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Captive breeding salamanders (including newts) Amphibian Conservation

A small, replicated study in 2009–2011 of southern dwarf sirens Pseudobranchus axanthus at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanic Gardens, USA (Stabile 2012) found that breeding occurred in captivity. Single eggs were recorded in December 2010 and larvae in February 2011. The 12 larvae observed were moved to a separate tank and all survived to at least nine months. Nine wild caught animals were housed in two aquaria (38 L) with sand and leaf litter substrate. In May 2010, two males and two females were moved to outdoor cattle troughs filled with rainwater, with sand and leaf litter substrate. Local aquatic plants were added and invertebrates colonized naturally.