The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Are these Necturus babies?

This is a discussion on Are these Necturus babies? within the Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; My friend in Kentucky found these clumps of eggs in pond, and now that they hatched he thinks they are ...

Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) This topic covers Cryptobranchids like the hellbender and Asian giant salamanders, as well as sirens, mud puppies, and amphiumas.

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By otolith
  • 1 Post By onetwentysix
  • 1 Post By ekocak

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20th April 2016   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 3
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Waterdawgnate is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Are these Necturus babies?

My friend in Kentucky found these clumps of eggs in pond, and now that they hatched he thinks they are necturus. Are they?
Attached Thumbnails
Are these Necturus babies?-_20160420_081929.jpg  



Waterdawgnate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2016   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
otolith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Nationality:
Posts: 460
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: otolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgotolith is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default Re: Are these Necturus babies?

They look like Ambystoma larvae, not sure of species. Necturus larvae have smaller, narrower heads and the bodies are more elongated.



otolith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2016   #3 (permalink)
Site Contributor
 
onetwentysix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 33
Posts: 186
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11onetwentysix goes to 11
Default Re: Are these Necturus babies?

Definitely Ambystoma. Necturus don't really live in ponds, they're usually in rivers, streams, and larger lakes. The eggs would be under rocks in a big cluster of individual eggs, usually guarded by the mother.



onetwentysix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2016   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 50
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: ekocak has started on the right path
Default Re: Are these Necturus babies?

Also agree they're ambystomatids. Head is way too broad for Necturus. I have some baby Necturus cf beyeri right now I'm rearing. Might be able to take a pic so you can see comparison.



__________________
BlackMudpuppy.com -- Death comes in many forms. This one's a salamander.
ekocak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th July 2016   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 50
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: ekocak has started on the right path
Default Re: Are these Necturus babies?

Sorry I forgot to post those pics. Here:

http://www.caudata.org/forum/members...cf-beyeri.html

You can see how different the Necturus look from ambystomatids. Narrower heads, longer, skinnier bodies, paddle-shaped tail.



__________________
BlackMudpuppy.com -- Death comes in many forms. This one's a salamander.
ekocak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Necturus michael Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) 2 26th May 2015 19:28
Necturus wanted giantsalamander Wanted in the USA 0 17th January 2010 19:52
Who here keeps necturus ryan General Discussion & News from Members 9 18th February 2007 22:08
? about necturus pedro Newt and Salamander Help 5 23rd January 2005 20:01
Necturus dot Photo & Video Gallery 0 15th January 2005 20:55


All times are GMT. The time now is 13:24.