Batrachuperus pinchonii (David, 1872)
Taxonomic Notes: Fei, Ye, Jiang 2012 Colored Atlas of Chinese Amphibians recognize B. cochranae, ignoring synonymization with pinchonii by Fu and Zeng, 2008, Mol. Ecol., 17: 1469-1488.
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Body color varies geographically. Batrachuperus pinchonii is generally brown, olive, or pastel yellow in color, with variable patterning as well. Some specimens have gray cloud-like patterns that run along the dorsum to the side of the tail (Fei and Ye 2001).
Batrachuperus pinchonii larvae have a pair of tri-forked featherlike gills, and a larger tail fin fold. When the total length reaches 80 mm, the gills will disappear (Fei and Ye 2001).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Fei, L. and Ye, C. (2001). The Colour Handbook of the Amphibians of Sichuan. Chinese Forestry Publishing House, Beijing.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2008). Global Amphibian Assessment: Batrachuperus pinchonii. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 6 November 2008.
Kuro-o, M., Ikebe, C., Tamamoto, H., Wu, G., Zeng, X., and Kohno, S. (1998). ''Cytogenetic studies of Hynobiidae (Urodela). XIV. Analysis of the chromosome of a Chinese salamander, Batrachuperus pinchonii.'' Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 54, 152-157.
Originally submitted by: Michael Li (first posted 2008-10-28)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-11-06)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Batrachuperus pinchonii: Stream Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3874> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 3, 2023.
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