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This is a Chinese giant salamander, the world’s largest salamander. It can grow up to six feet long. It is highly endangered due to water pollution and harvest for the Chinese traditional medicine market. (by Andy Loves Hong Kong)

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The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianas) 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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from FactZoo.com

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.

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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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from FactZoo.com

Chinese Giant Salamander - World's Largest Amphibian

The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianas) 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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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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