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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.
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.
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.
Species BH SH MX UP Total Salamanders Eurycea quadridigitata -- -- -- 02 02 Ambystoma maculatum 02 06 03 02 13 Ambystoma opacum 03 32 05 06 46 Ambystoma talpoideum 11 07 -- 05 23 Amphiuma tridactylum 01 -- -- -- 01 Siren intermedia 18 -- -- -- 18 No.
ABSTRACT--Feeding activity times were determined for Amphiuma tridactylum in a roadside slough adjacent to Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee.
Amphiuma is a genus of large eel-like aquatic salamanders that can be found in nearly any lentic waters in their range, which extends from eastern Texas eastward along the coastal region of the Gulf of Mexico and up the Atlantic Coast to eastern Virginia (Conant and Collins, 1998).
Amphiuma tridactylum Cuvier, 1827 (Three-toed Amphiuma).
A suite of vertebral characters that identify the fossils to Amphiuma is given, as well as illustrations of important vertebral characters that distinguish the genus from sirenid salamanders.
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.