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Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

18 / 03 / 2015, Earth Times Environment

When threatened species face both competition and hybridisation from a relative, the best techniques for assessment are needed. The giant salamanders stand apart as unique endemics in NE Asia, but now the Chinese species has begun invading the rivers in which the other member of its genus lives. This could be curtains for Andrias japonicus if the IAS manages to gain a foothold and interbreed. © The Earth Times.
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