Found in the coastal plains of the eastern United States, from southeastern Virginia to eastern Louisiana & Florida
Semi-Aquatic. Found throughout low to no current fresh water creeks & small rivers, forested wetlands & riparian zones, occasionally benthic, often uses crayfish burrows. May be found terrestrially during rainy weather, often under objects at shoreline.
Elongated body, up to 4 ft. long, with four diminutive legs with two toes at the end of each limb. Distinguished from other species of Amphiuma by the number of toes and overall largest size of the three species. Dark in color, ranging from grey to black with lighter shades on ventral side of body.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians