Andrias

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Andrias
Andrias japonicus cropped.jpg
Andrias japonicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Cryptobranchidae
Genus: Andrias
Tschudi, 1837
species

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Synonyms

Megalobatrachus

Andrias is a genus of giant salamanders. It includes the largest salamanders in the world, with A. japonicus reaching a length of 1.44 metres (4 ft 9 in), and A. davidianus reaching 1.80 metres (5 ft 11 in). The species A. scheuchzeri is only known from fossils, although some consider it synonymous with A. davidianus.

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