|Weight||60 kg (132 lb), maximum|
|Total Length||1.8 m (5.9 ft), maximum*|
Data sources: Liu (1950); Murphy et al. (2000); Tapley et al. (2017)
As an ambush predator, a giant salamander's broad head and jaws help it suck prey into its enormous mouth.
A flat head also helps giant salamanders move against fast-moving water in rivers and streams.
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