Andrias japonicus
Japanese Giant Salamander
family: Cryptobranchidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES Appendix I
Other International Status None
National Status Fully protected by law since 1952; classified as rare (Kato and Ota 1993). NT (Near Threatened) according to the Red Data Book, 2nd ed. (Japan Agency of Environment 2000; Ota 2000)
Regional Status None



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