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Amphibians & Reptiles·Amphibian

This large, aquatic salamander was once abundant in the rivers of the eastern United States. Dams and habitat destruction have dramatically reduced its number. Though it has both lungs and gills, it absorbs much of its oxygen through its wrinkled skin.

  • Conservation StatusNear Threatened
  • Life spanUp to 29 years
  • Body sizeUp to 29 In. long
  • Native habitat Clear, fast-flowing streams and rivers of Small number of rivers in Missouri and Arkansas
  • DietCrayfish and fish
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