Eastern Hellbender

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

* Eastern hellbender information at Commonwealth of Virginia * Eastern Hellbender Fact Sheet at New York State * Ozark Hellbender at U.S. More

The eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) is a large, stout-bodied, fully-aquatic salamander. Its color is usually brown with darker (or lighter) markings on the back, but can range from gray, to yellowish brown to almost black. More

eastern hellbenderThe eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) is one of Virginia’s largest salamanders and can be found only in the western part of Virginia. They inhabit clear, fast flowing streams with many large, flat rocks that are used for cover. More

An Eastern Hellbender (click for larger image). Description: A large (13-24 inches), wrinkly skinned, completely aquatic salamander. Body is flattened dorso-ventrally, with fleshy folds of skin on sides. More

DESCRIPTION: Eastern Hellbender is a large, totally aquatic salamander (20-74 cm long). Adult females tend to be larger than males. The head and body are flattened, dorso-ventrally. The tail is long and flattened from side to side, with a distinct keel. More

Eastern hellbenders are found at all elevations in streams west of the Allegheny Front. Marshall Herpetology Lab Home | Email Dr. More

The eastern hellbender's North American range extends from southwestern and southcentral New York, west to southern Illinois, and south to extreme northeastern Mississippi and the northern parts of Alabama and Georgia. A disjunct population occurs in east-central Missouri. More

Eastern hellbenders occupy the Susquehanna River drainage in southern New York and Pennsylvania, and large portions Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi River drainages from western Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, extreme southern Indiana, most of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, northern Alabama and Georgia, western North Carolina and More

eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) = Photos Distribution Map Distribution Map Characteristics - This is a large aquatic More

The eastern hellbender is the one of the largest species of salamander in the world and the only salamander of its size in North America. A hellbender can grow to lengths of 29 inches and weigh up to 5 pounds. More

abnormalities in eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) populations of middle Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 4(3):513-520. Cryptobranchid References (Theses/Dissertations & Unpublished Listed At End) Alexander, W. P. 1927. More

A subspecies of the Eastern Hellbender, the Ozark Hellbender is a very large salamander with a flat head, fleshy folds along each side, and very small eyes. They vary in color from gray to brown, rust, or almost black, and have conspicuous blotchy black spots on their back. More

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Eastern Hellbender lives among Ohio's cool and rock-strewn streams. Long thought of as venomous by fishermen, the Hellbender is actually harmless. Several factors are contributing to threaten the habitat of this gentle giant. More

Eastern Hellbender distribution in NYS and PA. Eastern Hellbenders are enormous aquatic salamanders and are truly adorable once you get to know them. More

In this case, it’s the Eastern hellbender, the largest salamander in North America that has become, according to some biologists, the equivalent of an amphibian canary in our environmental coal mine. The hellbender tells us how we’re doing in our corner of Earth, particularly with drinking water. More

Eastern Hellbender, but some scientists have called for a review of this and are suggesting that the Ozark population isn't a subspecies. More

The eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) is a large paedamorphic salamander experiencing population declines throughout its range. Causes for declines across the U.S. include habitat destruction, degradation, and illegal harvesting. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Cryptobranchidae
Genus : Cryptobranchus
Species : alleganiensis
Authority : (Daudin, 1803)