21 May '11, 3pm

Fish with Arms & Legs?! {Photos & Video}: Turns out this isn'ta fish with hands and feet, but a giant salamander...

Fish with Arms & Legs?! {Photos & Video}: Turns out this isn'ta fish with hands and feet, but a giant salamander...

Japanese giant salamanders have what is called “nocturnal super senses.” They sport sensory cells on their skin to help them detect vibrations in their environment in the water. Although the Japanese giant salamander has no natural predators, it may be at risk of extinction in the near future because of continued hunting, over-collection, pollution and loss of habitat. Unlike other salamanders, Japanese giant salamanders seldom ever venture onto land. Instead, they breach their heads above the surface to obtain air. The Japanese giant salamander is the second largest salamander in the world, after the Chinese giant salamander. It grows to around five feet in length.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/05/21/fish-with-arms-legs-phot...

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