amphiuma


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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.
But there is some good news: NPCA is working with Virginia's senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, to add acreage to Petersburg National Battlefield, a move that would protect hallowed ground while preserving critical habitat for the amphiuma and hundreds of other species that make Petersburg their home.
Family/Host Species Locality Prevalence (1) Reference Amphiumidae Amphiuma tridactylum Louisiana 6/85 (7.1%) Bennett & Humes Plethodontidae (1938) Eurycea lucifuga Tennessee 1/549 (0.2%) This study Eurycea neotenes Texas 1/86 (1.2%) McAllister (1990) Salamandridae Notophthalmus Massachusetts 1/1 (100%) McAllister (1990) viridescens Sirenidae Siren sp.
Keywords: Amphiuma tridactylum, three-toed amphiuma, distribution, Indiana, Pigeon Creek, range extension
The three-toed amphiuma (Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier) is a relatively large salamander with four small limbs each possessing three toes (Petranka 1998) that is closely related to the two-toed amphiuma (A.
yankapinensis Viviparous Digestive Valid Goodman, 1951 intertextus Gland Cercorchis reelfooti Amphiuma Intestine Sy.
Additionally, he reported what he believed to be the first record of an acanthocephalan (Leptorhynchoides thecatus) from the three-toed amphiuma.
A simple technique tot trapping Siren lacertina, Amphiuma means and other aquatic vertebrates.
Fossils of frogs, at least one salamander (Amphiuma), alligators, turtles, lizards, and natricine snakes have been identified.
The difference in salamander species composition probably reflects the presence of aquatic salamanders (i.e., Amphiuma tridactylum and Siren intermedia) unique to the bottomland hardwood areas and the disproportionate number of marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) (69.6%) captured in the sideslope hardwood areas.
ABSTRACT--Feeding activity times were determined for Amphiuma tridactylum in a roadside slough adjacent to Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee.
Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier, 1827 (Three-toed Amphiuma).
Fossil vertebrae of an amphiumid salamander (Amphiuma sp.) are reported from a late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean NALMA) site of coastal Georgia.
Colorful, happy sketches, landscapes populated with familiar wetland plants and animals, species portraits that are surreal and stylized, yet easily recognizable; pink-bellied amphiumas and yellow-bellied bluegills, living in their natural settings with cattails, chickadees, mud turtles, red-admiral butterflies, tumble bugs, and sweetgums.
When amphiumas (am-fee-YOU-muz) are young, their legs are big enough to help them paddle around their swampy homes.