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Proteidae - Olms and Mudpuppies


Large neotenic salamanders with conspicuous external gills and laterally compressed tails. This is a small family with 6 species in 2 genera. Five species of mudpuppies and waterdogs (Necturus) inhabit lakes and streams of eastern North America, and the Olm (Proteus anguinus) is restricted to caves of the northern Balkan Peninsula.


(Necturus maculosus)
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