"Chinese giant salamanders
may not be everyone's idea of beautiful - I've heard them described as giant brown blobs with eyes - but Professor Lew's crinkly purple tail and slimy smile have already made the newcomer a big hit with all our keepers, who have been finding any excuse to visit the Reptile House.
Numbers of the Chinese giant salamander
, whose home is central and southern China, have "declined catastrophically" over the last three decades, mostly due to over-exploitation for human consumption, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Dicamptodon tenebrosus [Baird and Girard, 1852(b)]: coastal giant salamander
Isolation and identification of the ascitesosis disease pathogen of giant salamander
, Andrias davidianus [in Chinese].
They're not particularly giant-size--the largest, the California giant salamander
, is about 7 inches long.
In another example, a growing number of ''conservation'' facilities have been set up in recent years to breed the rare Chinese giant salamander
, another CITES-listed animal ostensibly under state protection, primarily for local consumption and use in traditional medicines.
Living relatives include the Asian giant salamander
, which can grow as big as a small human adult, and the smaller hellbender of North America, says Neil H.
The largest species of amphibian (an animal that lives both on land and in water) is the Chinese giant salamander
. Although average height for this guy is 114 cm, one specimen was 180 cm and weighed 65 kg!
A new study has revealed Chinese giant salamander
(Andrias davidianus), the largest amphibian in the world weighing more than 140 pounds and measuring up to 5.9 feet in length, is on the brink of extinction.
-ZHANGJIAJIE JINCHI GIANT SALAMANDER
BIOLOGICAL, ZHANGJIAJIE TOURISM TEAM ON MARKETING, PROMOTION
4 January 2016 - Chinese skincare products company Jinchi Biotech Ltd's (NSX: JCB) Zhangjiajie (China) Jinchi Giant Salamander
Biological Technology Co.
On 14 May 2012, we observed a larval Dicamptodon tenebrosus (Coastal Giant Salamander
) in the tidal area of Hunter Creek, Curry County, Oregon (UTM Zone 10, 382898.3E, 4693923.4N, WGS84), 177 m from the Pacific Ocean.