cryptobranchus cryptobranchus


  • (n) type genus of the Cryptobranchidae


  • 12 Facts About Hellbender Salamanders

    List compiled by Rebecca Jacobson . Read our full Science Wednesday report . They have lungs, but they breathe completely through pores in their skin. Their name Cryptobranchus means "secret gill." They are the third largest species of salamanders in the world, growing to over two feet long and weighing over four pounds. Their closest relatives live in China and Japan, but hellbenders are the ...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

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