A salamandra gigante chinesa ("Andrias davidianus") mereceu ser mostrada ao lado de um homem para dimensionar o seu tamanho - frequentemente passa de um metro de comprimento e pode chegar a até 1,8 metro. É a maior salamandra e o maior anfíbio do mundo. Ela é totalmente aquática e habita as regiões centrais e sul da China, mas, atualmente, é encontrada raramente, pois se encontra em estado crítico de perigo de extinção. Esta espécie tem um corpo alongado, dois pares de pernas, focinho…

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A salamandra gigante chinesa ("Andrias davidianus") mereceu ser mostrada ao lado de um homem para dimensionar o seu tamanho - frequentemente passa de um metro de comprimento e pode chegar a até 1,8 metro. É a maior salamandra e o maior anfíbio do mundo. Ela é totalmente aquática e habita as regiões centrais e sul da China, mas, atualmente, é encontrada raramente, pois se encontra em estado crítico de perigo de extinção. Esta espécie tem um corpo alongado, dois pares de pernas, focinho…

Risultati immagini per salamandra gigante

Risultati immagini per salamandra gigante

The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), endemic to Japan, is the second largest salamander in the world (up to 1.5 m or 5 ft), only being surpassed by the very similar and closely related Chinese giant salamander (A. davidianus)

The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), endemic to Japan, is the second largest salamander in the world (up to 1.5 m or 5 ft), only being surpassed by the very similar and closely related Chinese giant salamander (A. davidianus)

BioOrbis: Vocês conhecem a Salamandra-gigante-da-China?

BioOrbis: Vocês conhecem a Salamandra-gigante-da-China?

Chinese giant salamander -The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely – if ever – reaches that size today. It is endemic to rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, as well as Taiwan probably as a result of introduction[2]. It is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and over-collecting, as it is considered a delicacy and used in folk…

Chinese giant salamander -The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely – if ever – reaches that size today. It is endemic to rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, as well as Taiwan probably as a result of introduction[2]. It is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and over-collecting, as it is considered a delicacy and used in folk…

the chinese giant salamander - Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction

Chinese Giant Salamander - World's Largest Amphibian

the chinese giant salamander - Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction

Weighty: The 4ft 7in brown monster was then examined by wildlife experts having transferred it to a local pool

Giant salamander measuring 4ft 7in discovered in remote cave in China

Weighty: The 4ft 7in brown monster was then examined by wildlife experts having transferred it to a local pool

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)

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