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Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)

Record Information
Created: November 8th, 2019 - 08:42 AM
Last Modified: November 16th, 2019 - 02:07 PM
Entered by: Brandon Ruhe
Record # 160829
Observation Information
County: Lawrence County
Time: 2019-11-06 19:00:00
Qty: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: --
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Elevation: 791.00ft
Habitat: shallow area in turbid stream


Individual was an estimated 30-35 cm in length. It was exposed and active in a small pool along the edge of the watercourse in about 15 cm of water at nighttime. Observed while setting Necturus traps. Image taken with iPhone before it swam off quickly. Individual had a green head, orange body, and few dark spots on the dorsum. Abundant habitat in this portion of the drainage.


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