August82012

impulsivefarmer:

herplove:

A small cave salamander, nicknamed “the human fish” because of its human-like skin tone, holds the world’s record for longest-lived amphibian.

The salamander, also called olm and Proteus, has a maximum lifespan of over 100 years. That’s nearly double the age of other often-elderly amphibians: the Japanese giant salamander (55 years), the African bullfrog (45 years), the common European toad (40 years) and the mudpuppy (34 years).

(via papillonland)

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