One-toed amphiuma

The One-toed amphiuma is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The One-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma pholeter) is an aquatic, eel-like salamander native to the southeastern United States. It was unknown to science until 1950, when it was collected by herpetologist W. T. Neill. More

Amphiuma pholeter, the one-toed amphiuma, has limbs and a head that are proportionately shorter than A. means or A. tridactylum. In addition, A. pholeter has a single gill opening on each side of the head and very small eyes. More

one-toed amphiumas on a regular basis (personal observations). However, no declines in current abundance at these sites have been noted over the past three decades of monitoring (personal observations). 3. Life History Features. More

The one-toed amphiuma has a restricted range that is mostly in Florida and only barely extending into southern Georgia. It is a protected species in Georgia. More

One-toed amphiuma (Amphiuma pholeter) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

One-toed Amphiuma Region Map The One-toed Amphiuma has only been found in the Ochlockonee River drainage of Thomas and Grady counties, in extreme southwest Georgia. More

The One-toed Amphiuma, Amphiuma pholeter, is found in marshy sloughs around streams in the gulf hammock region. It is gray black to black and may grow to 12.5" long. It has one toe on each tiny leg. It feeds on earthworms. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Amphiumidae
Genus : Amphiuma
Species : pholeter
Authority : Neill, 1964