Hellbender

Hellbender

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
SPECIES
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
WEIGHT
405-1010 g
LENGTH
295-686 mm

The hellbender, also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of aquatic giant salamander endemic to the eastern and central United States. A member of the family Cryptobranchidae, the hellbender is the only extant member of the genus Cryptobranchus. Other closely related salamanders in the same family are in the genus Andrias, which contains the Japanese and Chinese giant salamanders. The hellbender, which is much larger than all other salamanders in its geographic range, employs an unusual means of respiration, and fills a particular niche—both as a predator and prey—in its ecosystem, which either it or its ancestors have occupied for around 65 million years. The species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Pi

Piscivores

Na

Natatorial

Te

Territorial

Te

Terrestrial

Ov

Oviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Po

Polyandry

Po

Polygamy

So

Solitary

Ge

Generally solitary

H

starts with

Geography

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Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
150 to 450
INDEPENDENT AGE
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References

1. Hellbender Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellbender
2. Hellbender on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59077/11879843

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