Gulf Coast waterdog
|Gulf Coast waterdog|
The Gulf Coast waterdog (Necturus beyeri) is a species of aquatic salamander in the family Proteidae. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it occurs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This may be a species complex that could be split into different taxa as research indicates. It is closely related to Necturus alabamensis.
This species lives in streams with sandy bottoms. It remains on the substrate or burrows into it, sometimes hiding in debris.
The female attaches its eggs to aquatic debris.
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