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Up to three feet long and slippery, the eel-like two-toed amphiuma is an entirely aquatic salamander and considered one of the longest in the United States. The top of its body is dark brown or black with a dark grey underside.

Did You Know?

The two toes on either side of its body that give the two-toed amphiuma its name are present but virtually useless.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Amphiuma means

Southeastern United States

Swamps, ponds and other still waters

3 to 4 ft

Zoo Location:
Manatee Springs

Fish, frogs, crayfish, and small snakes