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

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

Giant salamander measuring 4ft 7in discovered in remote cave in China

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

Chinese Giant Salamander:Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction.  #9 on the 2013 Endangered List.

Chinese Giant Salamander:Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction. #9 on the 2013 Endangered List.

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.

The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) is endemic to Japan, where it is known as Ōsanshōuo (オオサンショウウオ/大山椒魚?), literally meaning "giant pepper fish". With a length of up to almost 1.5 meters (5 ft),[2] it is the second largest salamander in the world, only being surpassed by the very similar and closely related Chinese giant salamander (A. davidianus).

The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) is endemic to Japan, where it is known as Ōsanshōuo (オオサンショウウオ/大山椒魚?), literally meaning "giant pepper fish". With a length of up to almost 1.5 meters (5 ft),[2] it is the second largest salamander in the world, only being surpassed by the very similar and closely related Chinese giant salamander (A. davidianus).

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.

"Monster" Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan  ... see more at PetsLady.com ... The FUN site for Animal Lovers

"Monster" Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan

"Monster" Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan ... see more at PetsLady.com ... The FUN site for Animal Lovers

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.

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