The creature's actual length is comparable to that of the Hellbender or the Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis, the largest salamander in entire North America.
The Use of Environmental DNA and Occupancy Modeling to Evaluate the Distribution of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis) in Tennessee, U.S.A.
Analysis and comparison of three capture methods for the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus
Prevalence of infection by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and ranavirus in eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis alleganiensis) in eastern Tennessee.
As America's largest aquatic salamander, the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis) is a sight to behold; they are dark in color, with flattened bodies and long rudder-like tails.
The distribution of the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis alleganiensis) is fairly broad, including central Missouri and extending to the southeastern United States, while the Ozark subspecies (C.
Similarly, Gall and Mathis (2010) demonstrated that naive larval Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis) have an innate antipredator response toward native fish predators.
In last year's article "Construction and Use of Artificial Shelters to Supplement Habitat for Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis)" in the Herpetological Review, Briggler and Ackerson noted that biologists had recognized a need to artificially propagate the Hellbenders to preserve/restore the species, and address the cause of their decline.
Its range may have been similar to that of Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis alleganiensis (Hellbender) (Minton 2001), which has some similarities in habitat preference.
The Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis bishopi), which can reach a length of about 2 feet (0.6 meters), is one of the largest salamanders in the world.
The hellbender (Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis) is the largest species of salamander native to North America.
The uniqueness of these phylogeographic patterns is further illustrated through comparison with that of Cryptobranchus
alleganiensis, a large aquatic salamander with distribution and habitat requirements similar to the highland fishes investigated here.