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  • English
    • Mudpuppy
    • Red River Mudpuppy
    • Red River Waterdog
  • French
    • necture tacheté
  • Scientific Names
    • Necturus maculosus
    • Necturus louisianensis
    • Necturus maculatus
    • Necturus maculosus stictus
    • Siren maculosus
    • Sirena maculosa
  • Unknown
    • (Common Mudpuppy)

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Recent observations

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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aaroncarlson

Date

April 17, 2016 06:19 PM CDT

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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macmarzo

Date

February 27, 2016 09:36 PM EST

Description

Temp hovering around 0

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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dkaposi

Date

August 4, 2012 04:51 PM EDT

Description

being eaten by a Northern Watersnake

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

December 23, 2015

Place

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Description

Caught and released at the mouth of the Grand River.

Photo courtesy of M.Durkalec.

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tortuga_rapido

Date

December 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ate a dead shad (shad was bait for burbot fishing).

Photo courtesy of M.Durkalec.

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Date

December 10, 2015 10:41 PM EST

Place

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Description

Number of Individuals Seen: 12

Weather Conditions: 8 degrees C. Cloudy.

Habitat Type: Creek.

Behavior Observed: Swimming along the bottom.

Description: Juveniles. 1 Adult.

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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riceherps2015

Date

October 10, 2015

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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anothca

Date

June 11, 2011

Description

In-situ, on the bottom of the river.

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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trevorhorvatin

Date

July 2, 2014

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

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lomoloop

Date

May 26, 2012 04:10 PM EDT

Description

A single juvenile mudpuppy approximately 5 inches long was observed. Habitat: littoral zone of inland lake; gravel substrate with small woody debris in water 12 inches deep. elevation: 743 ft. Moon phase: waxing crescent.

Jay Glase, National Park Service fisheries biologist, and Glenn Miller, US Fish and Wildlife Service fisheries biologist, subsequently reported that they had caught a mudpuppy between 10 and 11 inches long in a gill net in Grand Sable Lake on September 28, 2011.

Mr. Guy ("Brody") Block, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore summer employee and Grand Marais, Michigan, life-long resident, subsequently reported that he had caught a 10 inch long mudpuppy in Grand Sable Lake in ca. 1982 while fishing along the eastern shore of Grand Sable Lake, south of the boat launch.

Photo credit: Joe Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

These may be the first documentations of mudpuppies in Grand Sable Lake.

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

brianw

Date

April 19, 2014

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Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Date

January 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Date: Jan.8.14

Time: 9:30 pm

Weather Conditions: -14 C (-18 windchill). Mostly Clear Skies.

Habitat Type: Creek.

Possible Threats : A road/bridge runs over the creek area so runoff and contaminants could degrade the water.

Observations: Approximately 104 Necturus maculosus were seen in the middle of the creek area. Most of the water was frozen, except in the middle portion just adjacent to the current. Here the animals could be seen clearly on the bottom. Both sub-adult and adult animals.

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Description from Wikipedia

The common mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of salamander in the genus Necturus. They live an entirely aquatic lifestyle in the eastern part of North America in lakes, rivers, and ponds. Mudpuppies go through paedomorphosis and retain their external gills. Because skin and lung respiration alone is not sufficient for gas exchange, mudpuppies must rely on external gills as their primary means of gas exchange. Mudpuppies are usually a rusty brown color and can grow...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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