Two-toed amphiuma

The Two-toed amphiuma is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The two-toed amphiuma (Amphiuma means) is a snake-like salamander found chiefly in the southeastern United States. It is commonly, but incorrectly, called "congo snake", "conger eel" or the "blind eel". More

Amphiuma means, the two-toed amphiuma, is the largest of the three species, reaching a maximum size of 116 cm (45.6 inches) in total length. The laterally compressed tail can compose up to 25% of the total body length. More

The two-toed amphiuma is not threatened. No immediate conservation is needed for the species, but it is considered to be rare in several states and thus may warrant protection. More

TWO-TOED AMPHIUMA, Amphiuma means Photo More

The two-toed amphiuma is the largest of the family, and is the longest salamander species in the United States, approaching four feet in total length. Amphiuma means is distinguishable, of course, by the number of toes. More

Therefore, the range of two-toed amphiumas has contracted at least in the western portion of their range during the past 20,000 yr. 2. Historical versus Current Abundance. More

Two-toed Amphiuma, Amphiuma means - Two-toed Amphiuma Two-toed Amphiuma The Two-toed Amphiuma is a large, eel-like aquatic salamander that can reach maximum length up to 3 feet or more. More

Two-toed amphiumas are less active during the winter and in some habitats may burrow to overwinter. Carr (1940a) reported finding a two-toed amphiuma in Florida during January that was “under two feet of sphagnum and mud” and was “apparently hibernating. More

Size of Two-toed AmphiumaThis aquatic salamander has tiny, virtually useless limbs, each with two toes. Mainly active at night, it hunts in water for crayfish, frogs, small snakes and fish and may come onto land in extremely wet weather. More

The two-toed amphiuma can be found a variety of lowland and even some isolated upland water bodies of the coastal plain. Specimens have been found on some barrier islands (Gibbons and Coker 1978) and in the sandhills subregion (Garton and Sill 1977). More

Two-toed Amphiumas are completely aquatic and can be found in all types of waters. More

two-toed amphiuma is 27 years. Status They are neither threatened nor endangered. They are fairly flexible in the sorts of aquatic habitats they occupy and have adapted to man-made watercourses. More

The Two-toed Amphiuma forages at night, making vision fairly useless. It has a lateral line system similar in many respects to that found in some fish. More

Two-toed amphiuma (Amphiuma means) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

The Two-toed Amphiuma or Congo Eel, Amphiuma means, is found in slow-moving freshwater throughout the state. Its body is dark gray above, lighter gray below, and may grow to 39" long. It has two toes on each leg. It eats worms, small fish, tadpoles, and crustaceans. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Amphiumidae
Genus : Amphiuma
Species : means
Authority : Garden, 1821