amphiuma


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Synonyms for amphiuma

aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet

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North America's largest salamander, the two-toed amphiuma (Amphiuma means) grows to nearly four feet long and resembles a big black eel with scrawny little legs.
Amphiumas love crayfish, but they'll eat anything they can get in their mouths, including aquatic insects, worms, and tadpoles.
When small bodies of water get hot, oxygen levels plummet, and that's when amphiumas will sometimes rise to the surface and gulp air, a talent that newts and tadpoles also possess.
This specimen was located roughly 140 km due west of the original find by George Spangler of an amphiuma in Indiana at Jeffersonville (Minton 1972).
Observations on a population of the salamander, Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier.
The food habits of the salamander Amphiuma tridactylum.
A new proteocephalid from Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier.
During June of 1941 Riser, from the Illinois Institute of Technology and working independent of RLBS scholarship support, recovered and later described Ophiotaenia alternans a new species of proteocephalid tapeworm from the small intestine of a three-toed amphiuma.
sirens and the three-toed amphiuma as a new host record for the digene.
Trapping methods for Amphiuma have included baited cylindrical funnel traps of various designs, gigging, crawfish funnel traps, seining, hook and line, electro-shocking, burrow excavation, artificial shelters, and hand collecting (Baker, 1945; Fontenot, 1999; Johnson and Barichivich, 2004; Sorensen, 2004; Wilson et al.
Amphiuma tridactylum will also enter hoop nets baited with sardines, as five other captures were made using this technique in a related turtle project at Reelfoot Lake (B.
Mating habits and life history of Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier and effect of pituitary injections.
Fossil History of Amphiuma -- Although the fossil record of the paedomorphic salamander genus Amphiuma is limited, it dates back to the late Paleocene (8), approximately 54 Ma B.
Proamphiuma is known from the late Maastrichtian or early Paleocene, while Amphiuma is known from the late Paleocene and Pleistocene to Recent (7, 11).
In spite of these similarities, Amphiuma vertebrae (and the fossils) differ from those of Siren and Pseudobranchus in having less extensive alar processes, lacking widely diverged aliform processes, having postzygapophyseal crests, and in having differently positioned transverse processes.