Scientists Find Giant Leopard-Spotted Salamander

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:28 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Scientists have found a giant leopard-spotted salamander in Florida with christmas tree shaped fonds on its head. The discovery was published on Wednesday, December 5th.

    According to the National Geographic, the completely aquatic salamander measures up to 2 feet in length when fully grown.

    David Steen, the discoverer of the salamander, first saw the amphibian in 2009. The creature has officially been called the “reticulated siren”. Some locals of the area that the salamander was discovered in also call it the “leopard eel”, as it has spots that resemble a leopard and a body similar to an eel.

    David Steen’s original team saw the creature but were not able to find a sample of the creature until 5 years after they originally saw it.

Scientists are always trying to discover new species of animals that have evaded humans around the world.


Edited By: TB

Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reticulated-siren-salamander-weird-florida_us_5c0853b3e4b0bf813ef3d0a9