The largest salamander in north america this completely aquatic species reaches adult sizes of 24 to 40 cm snout to vent length (30-74 cm total length) (dundee and dundee 1965 dundee 1971 petranka 1998) cryptobranchus a alleganiensis occurs in central missouri and from southern new york south to northern alabama and a small portion of. There are two subspecies of hellbenders, the ozarks hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) and the eastern hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) both can grow to around 500 mm long and are known for being the largest salamander in north america. Also called such unflattering names as “mud devil,” “devil dog” and “ground puppy,” the hellbender salamander is the largest aquatic salamander in the united states, growing as long as 29 inches, though the average is 12-15 inches it can be found slowly crawling across the bottoms of. There are two subspecies, the eastern hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) and the ozark hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) the ozark hellbender is smaller with larger black blotches on its back and a darkly mottled chin read on to meet this reclusive amphibious giant 1 they're north america's largest salamander.
The prevalence of the fungus in the wild-caught hellbenders was pegged at 279 percent in western north carolina the hellbender salamander’s range includes the states of new york, pennsylvania, maryland, ohio, illinois, indiana, virginia, west virginia, kentucky, tennessee, the carolinas, georgia, alabama and mississippi. Hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis) photos by jd willson unless otherwise noted with the exception of the sirens and amphiumas, which may grow longer, the hellbender is the largest and most robust salamander in north america.
Hellbender, cryptobranchus alleganiensis the hellbender, cryptobranchus alleganiensis , is listed as ‘near threatened’ on the iucn red list of threatened species™ it is found in the united states in large areas of kentucky, tennessee, and pennsylvania, as well as in smaller areas of the surrounding states. The ozark hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) lives in a small number of rivers in missouri and arkansas the eastern hellbender ( cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) is broadly distributed throughout the appalachian region (southern new york to northern georgia) and also occurs in kentucky, ohio, indiana, illinois, and missouri.
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis eastern hellbender the hellbender is the largest salamander in north america, and the third largest in the world. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis the hellbender, cryptobranchus alleganiensis , is listed as ‘near threatened’ on the iucn red list of threatened species™ it is found in the united states in large areas of kentucky, tennessee, and pennsylvania, as well as in smaller areas of the surrounding states.
The two giant salamanders in the united states are the eastern hellbender (cryptobranchus a alleganiensis) and the ozark hellbender (cryptobranchus a bishopi) physical characteristics the eastern hellbender is the largest north america salamander, reaching up to 29 inches (74 cm) in length and a weight of five pounds. Cryptobranchus a alleganiensis, the eastern hellbender, has small dark spots dorsally and a uniformly colored chin cryptobranchus a bishopi, the ozark hellbender, has larger black blotches dorsally and a darkly mottled chin region.
The hellbender (cryptobranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of aquatic giant salamander endemic to eastern north america a member of the family cryptobranchidae , the hellbender is the only member of the genus cryptobranchus , and is joined only by one other genus of salamanders ( andrias , which contains the japanese and chinese giant salamanders ) at the family level. Forum genetic confirmation of filial cannibalism in north america ’sgiant salamander, the eastern hellbender cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis.