They point to dams, which slow down the swift currents this amphibian prefers, and development, which produces sediment runoff that fills the rocky nooks hellbenders
use for shelter, the AP reported.
Siltation from development projects often results in the loss of refugia for Hellbenders
, as the large rocks and their openings become smothered.
Herpetologists have been surveying the Ozark hellbender
for decades, but only recently did a problem emerge: Although researchers have found plenty of animals approaching 35 years old, very few show up in younger age classes.
In 2001, the Ozark hellbender
was designated a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection.
The participants worked to explore threats to hellbender
populations and develop management actions to halt the hellbender
's precipitous decline.
Missouri protects hellbenders
by requiring a permit for their collection, and in 2003 the state listed the hellbender
I did not encounter the hellbender
(Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber), green salamander (Aneides aeneus), northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) and the ravine salamander-complex.
The eastern hellbender
is the largest North America salamander, reaching up to 29 inches (74 cm) in length and a weight of five pounds.
Its features include support for leading APIs and device drivers, as well as support for leading games such as Quake, Fury 3, IndyCar II, Actua Soccer, Microsoft's Monster Truck Madness and Hellbender
, and many more.
Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum), Eastern Hellbender
Diamond will package more than 10 popular 3D games with the Monster 3D, including Activision's MechWarrior(R) 2 and Hyperblade; Criterion Studio's OEM version of Scorched Planet; Eidos Interactive's OEM versions of Tomb Raider; Interplay's Descent II: Destination Quartzon 3D, VR Soccer '96(TM) and Whiplash; and Ocean's EF2000; plus Microsoft's Game Sampler 2 for Windows 95, which contains a variety of Direct3D and DirectDraw game samples, including Hellbender
and Monster Truck Madness (see attachments).
That form has been given a boost by the subsequent good efforts of the runnerup Hellbender
and the fourth-placed Billberry and a 3lb rise looks far from harsh.