hellbender


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hellbender:

see salamandersalamander,
an amphibian of the order Urodela, or Caudata. Salamanders have tails and small, weak limbs; superficially they resemble the unrelated lizards (which are reptiles), but they are easily distinguished by their lack of scales and claws, and by their moist, usually
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hellbender

[′hel¦ben·der]
(vertebrate zoology)
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis. A large amphibian of the order Urodela which is the most primitive of the living salamanders, retaining some larval characteristics.
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Inclusion of the hellbender, including the eastern and Ozark hellbender, in appendix III of tile Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).
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.
The results showed that the chytrid fungus was present in all remaining populations of the Ozark hellbender in Missouri.
The hellbender's decline may provide a key indication of the region's ecological health, which supports not only wildlife but all Missourians.
Unlike most animal fathers, the male hellbender is the babysitter.
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The Ozark hellbender ( Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), which can reach a length of about 2 feet (0.6 meters), is one of the largest salamanders in the world.
blairi), hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber), green salamander (Aneides aeneus), and northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus), were not found.