Deadly skin-eating fungus is wiping out fire salamanders

The fire salamander has distinctive yellow and black skin patterns.

Deadly skin-eating fungus is wiping out fire salamanders

Science Recorder | Jonathan Marker | Tuesday, September 03, 2013

An international team of scientists has identified a new and deadly species of fungus that has ravaged fire salamander populations in forests of the Netherlands since 2010.  The fungus, called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, destroys the amphibians’ skin and is responsible for pushing the fire salamander to the brink of regional extinction... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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