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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.

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.

The Chinese giant salamander is the biggest amphibian in the world growing up to 6 ft (180 cm) long.  TB chinese giant salamander | Animal A Day!: Chinese Giant Salamander

The Chinese giant salamander is the biggest amphibian in the world growing up to 6 ft (180 cm) long. TB chinese giant salamander | Animal A Day!: Chinese Giant Salamander

Read all about the World's Top 10 Endangered Species - Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Amur Leopards, Javan Rhinoceros, Northern Sportive Lemur, Northern Right Whale, Little Dodo bird, Saola Asian Unicorn, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Chinese Giant Salamander and Tiger.

Read all about the World's Top 10 Endangered Species - Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Amur Leopards, Javan Rhinoceros, Northern Sportive Lemur, Northern Right Whale, Little Dodo bird, Saola Asian Unicorn, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Chinese Giant Salamander and Tiger.

Giant Salamanders- Largest living amphibians known today.  Can live up to 50-75 years. Found in brooks and ponds in United States, Japan, China. Apparently in lives under some people's porches. It is decreasing as a species because of pollution and erosion. They can lay as many as 500 eggs usually on river banks where they make their home.

Giant Salamanders- Largest living amphibians known today. Can live up to 50-75 years. Found in brooks and ponds in United States, Japan, China. Apparently in lives under some people's porches. It is decreasing as a species because of pollution and erosion. They can lay as many as 500 eggs usually on river banks where they make their home.

Chinese giant salamander - Wikipedia

Chinese giant salamander - Wikipedia

The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the biggest amphibian in the world growing up to 6 ft (180 cm) long.

Chinese Giant Salamander - World's Largest Amphibian

The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the biggest amphibian in the world growing up to 6 ft (180 cm) long.

The Chinese Giant Salamander is the world’s largest amphibian, growing to lengths of up to 6 feet. It used to be common throughout central, southwestern and southern China, where it lives in streams in the forested hills and lays up to 500 eggs at a time in underwater burrows guarded by the male. However, the Chinese giant salamander has now almost completely disappeared due to its over-exploitation as a food source.

The Chinese Giant Salamander is the world’s largest amphibian, growing to lengths of up to 6 feet. It used to be common throughout central, southwestern and southern China, where it lives in streams in the forested hills and lays up to 500 eggs at a time in underwater burrows guarded by the male. However, the Chinese giant salamander has now almost completely disappeared due to its over-exploitation as a food source.

Will China’s Super Rich Eat the Chinese Giant Salamander Into Extinction? The strange story of the critically endangered amphibian sold to eat for $1,000 apiece

Will China’s Super Rich Eat the Chinese Giant Salamander Into Extinction? The strange story of the critically endangered amphibian sold to eat for $1,000 apiece

I do not want to eat this biggest amphibian and the biggest salamander in the world - Chinese Giant Salamander.

I do not want to eat this biggest amphibian and the biggest salamander in the world - Chinese Giant Salamander.

Montage of evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered creatures (Clockwise from top left: Sunda pangolin, Chinese giant salamander, Mallorcan midwife toad, long-beaked echidna and Ganges river dolphin)     Here are a few of the less doe-eyed and fluffy and more spiky, scaly, big-nosed and slimy animals that might be conservation icons

Are these animals too 'ugly' to be saved?

Montage of evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered creatures (Clockwise from top left: Sunda pangolin, Chinese giant salamander, Mallorcan midwife toad, long-beaked echidna and Ganges river dolphin) Here are a few of the less doe-eyed and fluffy and more spiky, scaly, big-nosed and slimy animals that might be conservation icons

hinese Giant Salamander  This huge creature is the Chinese Giant Salamander which is the largest amphibian in the world, reaching 5.9 feet. While it’s very rare to see them these days as they are considered critically endangered due to habitat loss and pollution, you can find them in rocky mountain streams and lakes in China.

hinese Giant Salamander This huge creature is the Chinese Giant Salamander which is the largest amphibian in the world, reaching 5.9 feet. While it’s very rare to see them these days as they are considered critically endangered due to habitat loss and pollution, you can find them in rocky mountain streams and lakes in China.