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 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...