Bass find bluegills and crayfish among the leafy jungle, along with favorite lunker snacks of a bullhead or amphiuma
. It's hard fishing, clearing the trolling motor prop and picking moss off a jig, but hours of punching mats can pay off in a big way.
In addition to a diet consisting mostly of fish, they have been documented feeding on several amphibian species including Coastal Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon tenebrosus), Two-toed Amphiumas
means), and several ranid frog species.
One day, after setting several traps in a heavily vegetated pond in the Five Forks unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, he and his colleagues made an unexpected discovery: an enormous black salamander called a two-toed amphiuma
The two species not captured or seen after the hurricane were the three-toed amphiuma Amphiuma
tridactylum and the northern cricket frog Acris crepitans.
Its presence at the study site suggested the presence of sirens and/or amphiumas
in the marsh, and as predicted, Amphiuma
means and Siren intermedia were found living in the marsh in the summer of 2007 by the junior author.
Helminth parasites of Amphiuma
tridactylum and Siren lacertina from Louisiana.
They range in size from the diminutive 2-inch pygmy salamander, found in spruce-fir Appalachian forests, to the 2- to 4-foot-long two-toed amphiuma
, a ditch-dwelling Southeastern species that resembles an eel.
For example, Cala (1983) reported that in Amphiuma
(common name]) red cells, the mechanism of RVD is [K.sup.+.sub.out]/[H.sup.+.sub.in] counter-transport coupled with [Cl.sup.-.sub.out]/HC[O.sub.3.sup.-.sub.in] exchange (where the subscripts in and out represent transport into and out of the cell, respectively), whereas RVI is accomplished by [Na.sup.+.sub.in]/[H.sup.+.sub.out] transport coupled with [Cl.sup.-.sub.in]/HC[O.sub.3.sup.-.sub.out] exchange (Cala, 1983).
The host list for Glypthelmins quieta includes five genera of anurans, Acris, Bufo, Hyla, Pseudacris and Rana; for Huematoloechus ion giplexus, two genera, Bufo and Rana; for Megalodiscus temperatus, four genera of anurans, Bufo, Hyla, Pseudacris, and Rana, five genera of Caudata, Ambystoma, Amphiuma
, Desmognathus, Notophthalmus and Pseudotriton, and one genus of Serpentes, Coluber (Parker 1941; Catalano et al.
No specimen of the genus Amphiuma
has been recorded in Indiana since 1880, although habitat potentially suitable to species of this genus is present along riparian corridors in southern sections of the state.
scripta Graptemys Blood Byrd, 1939 pseudogeographica Vascular System Telorchis Amphiuma
Intestine Mcdonald & sirensis tridactylum Brooks, 1989 Triganodistomum Erimyzon sucetta Intestine Bangham & Venard, mutabile 1942 Urocleidus acer Lepomis GUIs Mizelle & macrochirus Brennan, 1942 U.
The relatively long hydroperiod of cypress/gum wetlands potentially explains why they contained more salamander species, particularly aquatic species, such as two-toed amphiuma
means) and greater siren (Siren lacertina) and those with long larval development periods such as the mole salamander.