The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store

Notices

Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) This topic covers Cryptobranchids like the hellbender and Asian giant salamanders, as well as sirens, mud puppies, and amphiumas.

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31st October 2004   #1
Tim Johnson
(TJ)
Site Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 4,471
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: TJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default

A. japonicus probably leads a 99% aquatic life but it's not incapable of leaving the water and walking on land to circumvent obstacles in the river.

Here is one at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo today trying to climb over an obstacle (...and failing):

Click the image to open in full size.



TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2004   #2
Tim Johnson
(TJ)
Site Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 4,471
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: TJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgTJ is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default

And another:

2668aClick the image to open in full size.



TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2004   #3
henk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

The more I look at it the more I feel like there's a pancake becoming alive...

Overall very very impressive animals. I've had the luck of seeing some alive and they were incredibellly impossive. Wanted to tkae a picture and for the first time I faced a problem that you don't encounter much while shooting amphibian images : the animals didn't fit on the image ..

Wouldn't love to keep one (lots a work and food/fingers) but sure love to observe them...



  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2004   #4
benjamin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

I went to that zoo three years ago It was nice seeing the giants.



  Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2006   #5
sal
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

I have seen them crawl over rocks that took most of their body out of water. I do believe the can move some on land, but it is more in a serpentine motion than crawling.



  Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2006   #6
edward
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

They have been documented walking up and around obstatcles like dams in the wild. They can walk just fine...


Ed



  Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2006   #7
annmarie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

What an impressive creature. I hope the conservation goes ok. Intersting enough most of my friends in Japan had no idea what it was. Some even said "oh that not in Japan, that Chinese".

Sometimes I wonder if this creature led to some of the habbits of godzilla, such as godzilla coming from water and when there is pollution he gets sad and very very angry(and dooms the world)



  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
andrias, habits, japonicus, land

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Albino Andrias japonicus Nathan050793 Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) 65 21st February 2014 06:10
Andrias japonicus TJ Photo & Video Gallery 1 8th August 2005 12:45
C. cyanurus -- land habits TJ Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) 7 6th July 2005 14:16
Andrias japonicus TJ Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) 24 4th January 2005 00:20
Andrias japonicus eggs TJ Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) 4 30th October 2004 07:51


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:51.