How to Pronounce cryptobranchidae - American English
GIANT SALAMANDER EMERGES FROM RIVER IN JAPAN
The Cryptobranchidae are a family of fully aquatic salamanders commonly known as the giant salamanders. A single species, the hellbender occurs in the eastern United States, while Asian species occur in China and Japan. They are the largest living amphibians known today. The Japanese giant salamander reaches up to 1.44 m (4.7 ft) in length, feeds at night on fish and crustaceans, and has been known to live for more than 50 years in captivity. The Chinese giant salamander can reach a length of 1.8 m (5.9 ft).
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