Common Name: Dwarf Waterdog
Scientific Name: Necturus punctatus
Locations: United States – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
Size: 7.5 inches
The Dwarf Waterdog is the smallest species of genus Necturus. Like all members of the species, they are aquatic and keep their gills throughout their life. Not much is known about the reproductive behaviors of the waterdog but it is believed they mate in winter. The eggs are later laid in spring from March to May. The females lay around 15 to 50 eggs. Nothing is known about nesting sites, how long it takes the eggs to hatch, or any courtship behaviors.