Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Hynobius kimurae (Hida Salamander)
Hynobius kimurae (Hida Salamander) Salamander
Main region: Kanto area, Chubu area, Hokuriku area, Kinki area and Chugoku area. Found in appropriate humid areas of valleys and streamside in mountain forests. The body color is purple-brown with yellow spots like sprinkles gold leaf. Are active at night and daytime of rainy days. Are mostly rest under the rocks and fallen leaves and become active after dark and hunt for earthworms, slugs, spiders and small insects. Adults mostly live on the ground but move to waterside to lay eggs during breeding season. Lay eggs in upstream of streams with moderate water flow and lay eggs in egg sac on the rocky ground. Egg sac is bluish fluorescent color.

●Body Length  about 10 to18 cm
●Season  All year
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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