Fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra terrestris) are a large and charismatic European species of salamander. A population of these unique salamanders has been experiencing mysterious declines since 2008, like many other species of amphibians that were impacted by the chytrid fungus. These deaths, however, are due to a new species of chytrid fungus, named Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. At present this fungus does not appear to affect the endangered midwife toads (Alytes sp.), but its exact impact on the environment is not known, other than its contribution to the declines of fire salamanders.
Frog: 8, Fungus: 10