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

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Date

January 8, 2014

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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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

weberbirding

Date

August 31, 2013 01:15 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

dnydick

Date

July 26, 2013 11:47 AM EDT

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

keimerah23

Date

February 25, 2013

Description

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.

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

August 14, 2011

Place

Deep Woods Preserve (Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio) (Google, OSM)

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Date

February 9, 2013

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Observer

robertsprackland

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

July 15, 2012 02:04 PM EDT

Description

Mudpuppy

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

mikeygraz

Date

August 17, 2011

Description

larva found under a rock with an adult female and ~12 other larvae

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

mikeygraz

Date

July 30, 2009

Place

eastern Ohio (Google, OSM)

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What

Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus

Observer

kgarner

Date

April 18, 2011

Description

surveying for mudpuppies - we see them all along belle isle

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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.