Distribution: China's northern, central, southern and southwestern provinces.
The body length of the Chinese Giant Salamander is more than one meter and they are native to China. They are also the largest amphibians. Since their voices are similar to a baby's cry, they are called "baby fish". They have a round, fiat head and big mouth. They have no eyelids and their eyesight is poor. The body is flat and pleated skin covers its side. The limbs are short and fiat. They have five fingers for forelimbs and four toes for hind limbs, all of which have little webs. Their bodies are smooth and covered with mucus. The backs of the Chinese Giant Salamander have the colors of mixed black and brown red and the colors of their bellies are lighter. They live in clean brooks in mountainous areas and often hide in the stone crevices of brooks. Their caves are under water. Small fish, frogs and mollusks are their food.
They receive second grade national protection.