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

  • Published source details 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.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Captive breeding salamanders (including newts)

    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.


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