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Chinese Giant Salamander

In 2014 a giant salamander emerged from the Kamo River in Japan. Landed appearances of the giant creature are considerably rare due to them making their home underwater and being only active at night. Japanese giant salamanders are the second-largest salamanders on Earth, surpassed only by the closely related Chinese giant salamander. They feed on insects, frogs, crabs, shrimp, and fish; but since the 1950s, their population has declined rapidly due to habitat destruction and overhunting.


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The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind. It is is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, and lives in China and Taiwan.

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ARKive video - Chinese giant salamander - overview. Largest salamander on the planet. Is listed as "critically threatened" on the IUCN scale. They can live for as long as 80 years in the wold.

Beast: The rare Chinese giant salamander was picked up from inside a cave in Chongqing, south-west China

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Fine specimen: The Chinese giant salamander is the world’s largest living amphibian and ha...


The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.

The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, and is fully aquatic, with many adaptations for this lifestyle. It grows up to 1.8 metres in length, though most individuals found today are considerably smaller