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2012-01-11 08:00:00

Waterlife Design Group of Apopka, FL works with the Saint Louis Zoo to aide in saving an endangered aquatic species, the Ozark hellbender. Apopka, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Waterlife Design Group, based in Apopka, FL, has recently worked with the Saint Louis Zoo to aide in their efforts to save an endangered aquatic species, the Ozark hellbender. In the summer of 2011, Waterlife Design Group worked to design, construct and install the new hellbender propagation facilities at the Saint...

Researchers Study Hellbender Salamanders For Answers For Global Amphibian Decline
2011-12-20 10:43:34

A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander is the first to detail its skin microbes, the bacteria and fungi that defend against pathogens. Published today in the online journal PLoS One, the study details changes in the salamander's declining health and habitat, and could provide a baseline for how changing ecosystems are affecting the rapid decline of amphibians worldwide. "Scientists and biologists view amphibians...

2011-12-01 18:42:55

Decade-long collaboration of zoo and federal, state scientists yields 63 baby hellbenders The Saint Louis Zoo's Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation and the Missouri Department of Conservation announced on Nov. 30, 2011, that Ozark hellbenders have been bred in captivity–a first for either of the two subspecies of hellbender. This decade-long collaboration has yielded 63 baby hellbenders. The first hellbender hatched on Nov. 15, and currently there are approximately 120...

2010-08-05 06:30:00

The hellbender salamander - known affectionately as a snot otter or devil dog - is one of America's unique giant salamander species. For unexplained reasons, most hellbender populations have rapidly declined as very little reproduction has occurred in recent decades. Working with researchers from the Nashville Zoo and Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, veterinarians from Michigan State University are helping develop conservation techniques to sample and freeze the sperm from some of the last surviving...

2005-07-11 21:51:06

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The hellbender salamander's numbers continue to decline, and wildlife officials say more are showing up with unexplained deformities. The aquatic animals native to Missouri and Arkansas are considered endangered in Missouri, and the St. Louis Zoo's Center for the Conservation of the Hellbender said the population of one subspecies has declined 70 percent in the state over the past 10 years. "It is very, very disheartening," said Jeff Briggler, a herpetologist at the...

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Hellbender Salamander, Cryptoranchus alleganiensis
2014-05-26 09:58:06

The hellbender salamander (Cryptoranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender, is a species of giant salamander that can be found in eastern areas of North America. Its range includes the states of Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and some areas of Kansas and Oklahoma. This species is the sole member of its genus, Cryptobranchus, and is one of three living giant salamanders. The origin of the name hellbender is unknown and the species is locally known by many...

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