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Chinese Giant Salamander

About Chinese Giant Salamander

The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian in the world. They have a broad head, small eyes, and dark, wrinkled skin. They can reach lengths of 6 feet 1.8m) long. They dwell in cool mountain streams, where they eat insects, frogs and fish. They are rare, and their populations are shrinking. They are threatened by pollution and changes to their habitats. They are also collected for food and use in traditional medicine. They are bred in capivity, but it is unclear if these efforts will help very much with their numbers overall.