Japanese giant salamander amongst rocks

Asian giant salamanders

Asian giant salamanders are the largest salamanders in the world, and species are found in China and Japan. These impressive animals grow to around 1.5m long.

Scientific name: Andrias

Rank: Genus

Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Asian giant salamanders taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Amphibians
  5. Salamanders
  6. Cryptobranchidae
  7. Asian giant salamanders