Feeding ecology of stream-dwelling Pacific giant salamanders
The sequences of the 3 PCR products from the virus-infected Chinese giant salamanders
(GenBank accession nos.
can grow up to five feet and can live as long as eighty years.
And giant salamanders
-- about the length of a human's arm span -- respire underwater directly through their skin, which is also their keenest sensory organ.
So many giant salamanders
have been caught and eaten that they're in danger of becoming extinct.
These creatures reached about 3 to 5 feet in length and probably resembled giant salamanders
, McKay says.
Here, you can get up close to precious native animals like giant pandas, red pandas, Chinese giant salamanders
and Chinese alligators.
These communities, which included Plethodon and other amphibians such as the Pacific Northwest giant salamanders
(Dicamptodon) (Welsh, 1990), were restricted to the west slope of the Cascades and northern Rocky Mountains by the beginning of the Pleistocene (Detling, 1968; Daubenmire, 1975; Mack et al.