Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


also mud pup·py (mŭd′pŭp′ē)
n. pl. mud·pup·pies also mud pup·pies
Any of several large eastern North American aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, especially N. maculosus, that have feathery dark red external gills. Also called water dog.


(Animals) any aquatic North American salamander of the genus Necturus, esp N. maculosus, having red feathery external gills and other persistent larval features: family Proteidae. See also neoteny


(ˈmʌdˌpʌp i)

n., pl. -pies.
any of several often large, aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, of E North America, having bushy, red gills and well-developed limbs.
[1880–85, Amer.]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
13/ MUDPUPPY HANGING AIR PLANT CRADLE Handcrafted, shown in White Earthenware, from $36; mudpuppy.
The mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus maculosus) is a fully aquatic salamander with a range that spans the Great Lakes region.
However, while an adult mudpuppy averages 10-11 inches in length, a mature hellbender averages 12-24 inches.
This expensive footwear addiction, quite similar to her mother's, has earned her the endearing name Lil' Mudpuppy.
Portland's A Happy Death, along with Mudpuppy and Bestfriend, will play a free psychedelic rock show at 9 p.
Blatchley (1891) did record the mudpuppy as common in the Wabash River, and later (Blatchley 1899) recorded a siren from a lowland pond in southern Vigo County.
Wimpy Kid gift and stationery products, designed in conjunction with Kinney, will be produced in coordination with Galison Publishing's Mudpuppy brand and the first items will be available from 1 October 2013 in Galison's bestselling formats of journals, notebooks, magnetic pads, and mini journals.
Conventional PCR was used to determine presence or absence of Bd from skin swab samples collected from Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, the Eastern Hellbender, and Necturus maculosus, the Common Mudpuppy, from water ways throughout Pennsylvania.
Vertebrate Skeletons: Human, monkey, domestic cat, domestic dog, opossum, mudpuppy, and bird * Which two specimens (A, B, C, D, E, F, or G--in blue tape) are the most closely related?
Now the joint experience of the UK retail market, and the marketing expertise of its agency, has seen the company secure a major contract with Galison Mudpuppy based in New York.
The significance of apical K+ channels in mudpuppy feeding behavior.
The ales originate from Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and included Mudpuppy, a well balanced copper-coloured bitter, Flying Herbert which is brewed in Pinchinthorpe and the delightfully named Old Buffer.