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Three Toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma tridactylum)

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Common Name: Three Toed Amphiuma
Scientific Name: Amphiuma tridactylum
Family: Amphiumidae
Location: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas
Size: 42 inches

The Three Toed Amphiuma is a weird salamander found in the Southeastern United States. Amphiumas have long, elongated bodies that appear eel-like. They have tiny little feet in the front and back. They are mostly aquatic and rarely seen especially since they are active during the night. During the night, they eat just about anything in the water including fish, earthworms, and crustaceans.


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