The influence of a water current on the larval deposition pattern of females of a diverging fire salamander population (Salamandra salamandra).

Krause, E. T. & B. A. Caspers. Salamandra 51(2). Fire salamanders are amphibians that exhibit a highly specific reproductive mode termed ovo-viviparity. The eggs develop inside their mothers, and the females give birth to fully developed larvae. The larvae in our study area cluster in two distinct genetic groups that can be linked directly to the habitat (stream or pond) in which the larvae were deposited. Leer más.