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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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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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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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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.

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Fisherman Accidentally Discovers a 200-Year Old Chinese Giant Salamander in a Cave Off Chongqing

Fisherman Accidentally Discovers 200-Year Old Chinese Giant Salamander in Cave Off Chongqing

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

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