Glow-in-the Dark Mudpuppy

No. 810129

by Safari Ltd
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Although technically salamanders, and therefore amphibians, mudpuppies are completely aquatic and never lose their external gills. Scientific Name: Necturus maculosus Characteristics: They are fully aquatic and live in freshwater streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers. Size: 10.5" L x 3.5" W The Glow-in-the Dark Mudpuppy is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

Mudpuppies belong to the family Proteidae, which has only six surviving species, five of which are found in North America and an Eastern European cave dwelling species. They diverged from other salamanders, early in the Jurassic period, 190 million years ago.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 25.25 L x 8.5 W x
  • Size in inches: 9.94 L x 3.35 W x
  • Scale: 1:1.2
Present Status Although they have no negative impact on game fish populations, they are often killed in a mistaken attempt to protect those stocks. They are also, like all amphibians, extremely susceptible to pollutants. Mudpuppies are listed as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), but there are certain protections in areas of their territory. In Maryland they are considered endangered at best but are most likely extirpated (locally extinct).In Iowa they are considered threatened and they are a Species of Special Concern in both North Carolina and Indiana.