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)
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 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 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.
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.