Cryptobranchus in a sentence
1. A number of fossil cryptobranchids have been found, but there are only three living species, the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), the Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) and the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) from North America.
2. The hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of aquatic giant salamander endemic to the eastern and central United States.
3. A member of the family Cryptobranchidae, the hellbender is the only extant member of the genus Cryptobranchus.
4. In captivity. The genus Cryptobranchus has historically only been considered to contain one species, C. alleganiensis, with two subspecies, C. a. alleganiensis and C. a. bishopi.
5. Crowhurst et al., for instance, found that the "Ozark subspecies" denomination is insufficient for describing genetic (and therefore evolutionary) divergence within the genus Cryptobranchus in the Ozark region.
6. A single species, the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), inhabits the eastern United States, with species also inhabiting China and Japan.
7. The endangered Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) also lives in the river.
8. Hellbender: The Nashville Zoo is working to save a genetically distinct and declining population of eastern hellbenders, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, in the Duck River watershed.
9. There are currently only five known members of the family Cryptobranchidae: the Japanese, Chinese, and South China giant salamanders, an undescribed Andrias species from eastern China, and the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis).
10. It is one of only four to five known extant species of the family, the others being the slightly smaller, but otherwise very similar Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), the slightly larger South China giant salamander (A. sligoi), an undescribed species from eastern China, and the far smaller North American hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis).
11. The top 10 endangered species (in the List of endangered animal species include: the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), a relative of the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensus);
12. Bishop is commemorated in the scientific names of two species of salamanders: Ambystoma bishopi and Cryptobranchus bishopi.
13. It has been found in North Carolina salamanders Ambystoma opacum, Desmognathus fuscus, Plethodon glutinosus, and Notophthalmus viridescens by Rankin in 1938, from the Northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) in Louisiana by Nickol in 1969 and from the Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) in Missouri by Dyer and Brandon in 1973.
14. Trauth's work with his student Benjamin A. Wheeler and University of Florida professor Max Nickerson, on the federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) was important in its obtaining protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1972.
15. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, hellbender.
16. The Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) is a subspecies of the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), strictly native to the mountain streams of the Ozark Plateau in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.
17. Two distinct members of the family Cryptobranchidae, also known as "giant salamanders," are found in the United States, the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis), and the Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. bishopi).
- 8 to 75 centimetres
- 3 to 30 inches
- 150 centimetres
- 4.9 feet
- Central and South America
- the hind feet