Andrias

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Andrias
Andrias japonicus cropped.jpg
Andrias japonicus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Cryptobranchidae
Genus: Andrias
Tschudi, 1837
Species

3, see text

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.

Species[edit]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Andrias japonicus in KYOTO AQUARIUM13-r.jpg Andrias japonicus Japanese giant salamander Japan
2009 Andrias davidianus.JPG Andrias davidianus Chinese giant salamander China

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