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Near Threatened #57 Japanese Giant Salamander (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugMar 11, 2022, 10:19:14 AM

The Japanese Giant Salamander or also known as the Ōsanshōuo is a species of salamander native to Japan and is listed as near-threatened.

Reasons for near-threatened status - Pollution, habitat loss, invasive species, habitat fragmentation,


Conservation efforts - It is protected by law and lives in protected areas.

Japanese Giant Salamander Facts - 

Science Name: Andrias japonicus

Size: 1.5 m

Weight: 25 kg

Native Locations:  Japan

Lifespan: 70 years

Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)


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