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Necturus (waterdogs)

Synonyms: Exobranchia; Menobranchus; Nectusus; Parvurus; Phanerobranchus

Wikipedia Abstract

Necturus is a genus of aquatic salamanders endemic to the eastern United States and Canada. They are commonly known as waterdogs and mudpuppies. The common mudpuppy (N. maculosus) is probably the best-known species – as an amphibian with gill slits, it is often dissected in comparative anatomy classes.
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Necturus alabamensis (Black Warrior River Waterdog) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Necturus beyeri (Gulf Coast Waterdog) (Attributes)
Necturus krausei
Necturus lewisi (Neuse River Waterdog) (Attributes)
Necturus lodingi
Necturus louisianensis (Red River Mudpuppy)
Necturus maculosus (Mudpuppy) (Attributes)
Necturus moleri
Necturus mounti
Necturus punctatus (Dwarf Waterdog) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0