Neuse river waterdog

The Neuse river waterdog 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 Neuse River Waterdog is a medium-sized Necturus found in rivers of North Carolina. More

Neuse River waterdogs are thought to compete with fishes for food (Petranka, 1998). The diets of Neuse River waterdogs and dwarf waterdogs also overlap, and these two mudpuppies likely compete for food where they are syntopic (Braswell and Ashton, 1985). L. Age/Size at Reproductive Maturity. More

The Neuse River waterdog is active at night and retreats into burrows in the stream bank or under large rocks during the day. Activity decreases at high stream temperatures. The skin produces noxious secretions that may defend against predation. More

The Neuse River waterdog is endemic to North Carolina. Martof et al. (1980) states, 'It inhabits the main streams and larger tributaries of the Neuse and Tar rivers from well above tidewater into the lower piedmont. More

The Neuse River waterdog was originally described as a sub-species of the more common mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) but was elevated to full species status in 1937. This species is considered to be the most primitive form of the genus. More

Neuse River waterdog - closeup of headReptiles & Amphibians Neuse River Waterdog Necturus lewisi Cold weather and near-freezing water temperatures stimulate Neuse River Waterdogs to find mates. More

discovered a Neuse River waterdog was to find four toes on its hind feet. Examining it from both above and below revealed the four toes we were hoping to find. Our endangered species search had been a success. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Proteidae
Genus : Necturus
Species : lewisi
Authority : Brimley, 1924