"Scientific Name: Andrias davidianus Approx. Size: Up to 6 ft. long Diet: Crustaceans, fish
The Chinese giant salamander is the largest salamander in the world, and is located in the watery regions of southwest China. The salamander is fully aquatic, and since it lacks gills, it depends on respiration through the skin, which is porous and wrinkly. The coloring of the salamander is usually blotchy with patches of brown, green, or black. Unlike the Japanese giant salamander, the Chinese species has a pointier snout and a long tail, but the two have the elongated body and four short legs in common. The Chinese giant salamander has tiny eyes with no eyelids. Due to its poor eyesight, the salamander uses nodes on the top of its head to detect changes in the water and locate its prey."
The Chinese giant salamander is not endemic to the Japanese islands, but it has been introduced to southwestern Japan, where it interbreeds with the Japanese giant salamander, a closely related species.