Hynobius akiensis Matsui, Okawa, and Nishikawa, 2019

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Hynobiidae > Subfamily: Hynobiinae > Genus: Hynobius > Species: Hynobius akiensis

Hynobius akiensis Matsui, Okawa, and Nishikawa in Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Aoki, Eto, Yoshikawa, Tanabe, Misawa, and Tominaga, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 70. Holotype: KUHE 35925, by original designation. Type locality: "Haizuka, Mirasaka-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture (34°46'01"N, 132°58'45"E, alt. 223 m)", Japan. 

Hynobius (Hynobius) akiensis — Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 120.

English Names

Aki Salamander (original publication). 


Hiroshima and Shimane Prefectures, Honshu, Japan, 260 to 930 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Japan

Endemic: Japan


Prior to its naming confused with Hynobius nebulosus according to the original publication. Restricted by partition of Hynobius sumidai and Hynobius geiyoensis by Sugawara, Naito, Iwata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 35–46. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 120, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). Tomimori, Matsui, Okawa, Nishikawa, Tanabe, and Kamasaka, 2023, Zootaxa, 5293: 145–160, provided a molecular and morphological reassessment of the species delimitation as well as an expanded description and species account. 

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