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Three-toed Amphiuma

Amphiuma tridactylum

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8 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

thanks for the info Mitch

MitchRay
MitchRay 11 years ago

mostly in swampy still waters with plenty of submerged detritus and crawfish (they're prey of choice). Occasionally the move overland on rainy nights. They are not particularly difficult to catch with the right trap.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I see, very interesting. what's the habitat of these? are they difficult to find?

MitchRay
MitchRay 11 years ago

If you look at the head you can barely see a stumpy vestigial leg on the right side. This particular species has four vestigial limbs, with three toes a piece

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

is it the little nub just behind it's head on the right side?

They might be in the third picture!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

just curious, where are the 3 toes?

MitchRay
MitchRay 11 years ago

Added a few more pics of this big guy. I really miss catching them.

MitchRay
Spotted by
MitchRay

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Apr 4, 2008
Submitted on Apr 4, 2011

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