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Necturus alabamensis (Black Warrior River Waterdog; Black Warrior Waterdog; Alabama Waterdog)

Synonyms: Necturus beyeri alabamensis; Necturus punctatus alabamensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Alabama waterdog (Necturus alabamensis) is a medium-sized perennibranch salamander inhabiting rivers and streams of Alabama. It is listed as endangered by the IUCN.
View Wikipedia Record: Necturus alabamensis

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Necturus alabamensis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 63.29
EDGE Score: 6.24
View EDGE Record: Necturus alabamensis


Adult Length [1]  9 inches (21.6 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  5 years
Male Maturity [1]  5 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeastern conifer forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Southeastern mixed forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

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External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0