Endangered Species Program
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Featured Species | Ozark Hellbender (06:09)

Host: Sarah Leon with Trisha Crabill

Ozark Hellbender (click to view larger)
Ozark hellbender
Photo credit: Jeff Briggler, Missouri Department of Conservation


Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi
Description: The Ozark hellbender is the largest North American amphibian and is found in rivers and streams in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011