it has dark red external gills, and is about 10 inches long, four toes on front and back. brownish, greenish, with darker black/brown speckles. long tail that looks like its used to propel itself through the water.
larva found under a rock with an adult female and ~12 other larvae
The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander indigenous to North America. They can be found in rivers in the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Mudpuppies prefer shallow water with many places to hide, but have been found at depths of up to 90 feet. The common mudpuppy is nocturnal, but can be active in the day in muddy or weed-choked waters. It is carnivorous and feeds on fish, fish eggs,...