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mud·puppy

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.

mud puppy

n
1. (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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mud puppy - aquatic North American salamander with red feathery external gillsmud puppy - aquatic North American salamander with red feathery external gills
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
genus Necturus, Necturus - a genus of Proteidae
2.mud puppy - large salamander of North American rivers and streamsmud puppy - 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
3.mud puppy - larval salamander of mountain lakes of Mexico that usually lives without metamorphosingmud puppy - larval salamander of mountain lakes of Mexico that usually lives without metamorphosing
ambystomid, ambystomid salamander - small to moderate-sized terrestrial or semiaquatic New World salamander
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