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The Japanese Giant Salamander, which can grow to up to 1.5 meters, may be disappearing. It is not however environmental and or human pressure that is causing the decline.
Rather, it is an invasive species - the Chinese Giant Salamander - that is the problem.
The Chinese Giants are mating with its Japanese cousin, creating bastard salamanders.
According to a research team from Kyoto University, of the 79 salamanders living in the area in the northern reaches of the Kamo River, just four percent were pure Japanese Giants. 11 percent were pure Chinese Giants, and the rest (85%) were half breeds.
Though the total number of Giants has increased slightly, only three years ago, 47% were pure Japanese Giant Salamanders.
Source: Asahi Shinbun
Sunday, October 31, 2010
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