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Southeastern Amphibians

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the amphibian that the Southeast region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

A light purple salamander with dark spots and tufts above its front legs.

Black Warrior waterdog

The Black Warrior waterdog is a large, aquatic, nocturnal salamander that permanently retains a larval form and external gills throughout its life. This species has been proposed for listing as Endangered and is only found in streams within the Black Warrior River Basin in Alabama. Visit the species profile...

Black Warrior waterdog. Photo by Joseph Jenkins, Alabama Natural Heritage Program.

A spotted black salamander with red tufts around its gills.

Neuse River waterdog

The Neuse River waterdog is from an ancient lineage of permanently aquatic salamanders in the genus Necturus. Visit the species profile...

A young Neuse River waterdog from the Little River, Johnston County, North Carolina, by Jeff Beane.

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