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)

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)

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 (Andrias davidianas) is the world’s largest amphibian, growing to lengths of up to 6 feet.

Chinese Giant Salamander: "The unattractive Chinese Giant Salamander can grow to three feet long. Their meat is considered a delicacy in parts of China. See it in The streams and lakes of central China and Taiwan (and the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco)."  NOTE: PRESS "VISIT" & THEN CLICK ON THE  RIGHT OR LEFT ARROW (OR SLIDE LEFT OR RIGHT) TO SEE ALL 14 OF THE WEIRD ANIMALS IN THIS COLLECTION.      NTS: I pinned all the weird animal images in this collection.

Chinese Giant Salamander: "The unattractive Chinese Giant Salamander can grow to three feet long. Their meat is considered a delicacy in parts of China. See it in The streams and lakes of central China and Taiwan (and the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco)." NOTE: PRESS "VISIT" & THEN CLICK ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT ARROW (OR SLIDE LEFT OR RIGHT) TO SEE ALL 14 OF THE WEIRD ANIMALS IN THIS COLLECTION. NTS: I pinned all the weird animal images in this collection.

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.

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 Giant Chinese Salamander is the largest salamander in the world. It is considered critically endangered and can only be found in rocky mountain streams/lakes in China. (Or should is say, Holy Salamander!

The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind. It is is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, and lives in China and Taiwan.

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The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind. It is is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, and lives in China and Taiwan.

The Chinese giant salamander is the world's largest amphibian (ZSL London/PA)

The Chinese giant salamander is the world's largest amphibian (ZSL London/PA)

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The Chinese Giant Salamander can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind. It is is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, and lives in China and Taiwan.

The Largest Amphibian in the World: The Chinese Giant Salamander

The Largest Amphibian in the World: The Chinese Giant Salamander.The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm ft), although it rarely – if ever – reaches that size today.

Chinese Giant Salamander    (Images via xinhuanet and ZSL)  Something tells us these giant salamanders were never called for in any witch’s recipe. Seriously, look at that thing! That lives under some people’s porches!

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The United States is also home to a giant salamander called the Hellbender, and it’s…well, the name fits. However, it is not as endangered as the shockingly strange-looking Chinese cousin. The Chinese giant salamander can grow to be nearly six feet long.

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A Chinese Giant Salamander Has Arrived In London And It’s Causing Quite A Stir

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