Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
Hellbender
hellbender
Synonyms Snot Otter, Devil Dog
Subspecies C. a. alleganiensis (Eastern Hellbender)
C. a. bishopi (Ozark Hellbender)
Range USA: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
C. a. alleganiensis occurs in central Missouri and from southern New York to northern Alabama and a portion of Mississippi. C. a. bishopi occurs in southern Missouri and adjoining portions of Arkansas.
IUCN Red Book Near Threatened
CITES Appendix III (bishopi)
USF&W Listing Endangered (bishopi)
First described Daudin, 1803 (alleganiensis)
Grobman, 1942 (bishopi)
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Juvenile C. alleganiensis.
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C. alleganiensis habitat in Pennsylvania.
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C. alleganiensis eating a trout. Photo taken at Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Virginia.
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C. alleganiensis eating a trout. Photo taken at Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Virginia.

Related Resources

Ozark Hellbender Working Group
Cryptobranchid Interest Group (CIG)
AmphibiaWeb species account
AmphibiaWeb range map

 

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