Safe Mode: On
Giant Salamanders of Japan

Recently, the Chinese media published an intriguing photograph of a giant salamander, which truly gives a good idea of how big they are.

Some reports of the giant salamanders of Japan and China have been recorded in the 5 to 6 feet range. The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), for example, reaches up to 4 ft 9 in (1.44 m), feeds on fish, and crustaceans - and has been known to live for more than 50 years in captivity. The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) can reach a length of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), perhaps even bigger.

The American hellbenders and Asian giant salamanders all belong to the family Cryptobranchidae.

Loading the player ...
Embed CodeSwitch Player
Plays: 9214 (Embed: 0)

Click to view image: '47fe707dfabf-giantsalamander.jpg'

Click to view image: 'd0c82cce34da-giant_salamander2.jpg'

Added: Jan-18-2009 Occurred On: Jan-18-2009
By: slither65
In:
Other
Tags: giant salamander, anphibian, rare, endangered, japan, china
Views: 11225 | Comments: 9 | Votes: 0 | Favorites: 2 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE