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A large aquatic salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) of the eastern United States, having a flattened brownish body.


(Animals) a very large dark grey aquatic salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, with internal gills: inhabits rivers in E and central US: family Cryptobranchidae


(ˈhɛlˌbɛn dər)

a large, broad-headed salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, of rivers and streams in E North America.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.hellbender - large salamander of North American rivers and streamshellbender - large salamander of North American rivers and streams
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
Cryptobranchus, genus Cryptobranchus - type genus of the Cryptobranchidae
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It will also benefit other species such as the eastern hellbender, whose numbers have declined across the species range.
Analysis and comparison of three capture methods for the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis).
Microhabitat selection by the Eastern Hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Tennessee.
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org/articles/352-meet-9-endangered-national-park-animals) living in the parks include the Ozark hellbender, the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle and the American pika.
00 Keene's Pointe (4lb); Hellbender (10lb); Red Cape (10lb).
However, while an adult mudpuppy averages 10-11 inches in length, a mature hellbender averages 12-24 inches.
Scientists think the demise of the hellbender, which makes its home in streams and rivers, could be a result of declining water quality.
30 (7f, PS7,250 added): 1 REALIZE (J Fortune) 6-1; 2 ROYAL HOLIDAY (IRE) 3-1; 3 HELLBENDER (IRE) 14-1.
Norwalk Precast Molds of Norwalk, Ohio, has designed a mold for an Eastern Hellbender Salamander Hut.
Hell's early bender Not many trainers were as happy as Shaun Harris to have Southwell up and running again and he wasted little time getting back among the winners as Hellbender made his first start for the yard a winning one in the 7f handicap.