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Three-toed Amphiuma

Amphiuma tridactylum


Multiple sightings in agricultural runoff ditches. Subadults and adults, foraging at night.


Agricultural runoff ditches. Warm water, emergent vegetation, water <2 ft deep.


This large male was collected as an education/display animal for the Arkansas State University Herpetological Museum. All 6+ others were simply observed and their locations were noted.

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GregRobinson 9 years ago

I'm a herpetology grad student here in Jonesboro, and there are lots of rice fields south of here where the runoff ditches are, apparently, filled with these. We had an empty aquarium from hellbender research in our lab so we decided to take one back for display/education, and I couldn't get a good photo of one in the field.

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Hey Greg. Welcome to Project Noah! Looks like you already have some cool herp spottings, which I like very much! What's the story with this amphiuma? Is it a captive specimen?

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Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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