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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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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.
Since hellbender sperm maintains motility in water (Baker, 1963), raw semen was diluted using a 1:10 ratio, in which 1 [micro]l of raw semen was mixed thoroughly with 9 [micro]l of 10% distilled vinegar (which kills sperm) to accurately count the nonmoving sperm.
Siltation from development projects often results in the loss of refugia for Hellbenders, as the large rocks and their openings become smothered.
Not even the most ardent hellbender enthusiast would call it an attractive animal; the two-foot-long creature has inspired such nicknames as "old lasagna sides," "mud devil," "water dog," and "snot otter" for a reason.
The results showed that the chytrid fungus was present in all remaining populations of the Ozark hellbender in Missouri.
The participants worked to explore threats to hellbender populations and develop management actions to halt the hellbender's precipitous decline.
Surely one of the world's ugliest" creatures, declared a naturalist upon viewing the mother of all hellbenders, a record 29 1/2-incher captured in the 1940s from North Carolina's Little Pigeon River.
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.