The loeding's Mudpuppy is endemic to the rivers and streams of Alabama.
The loeding's Mudpuppy occupies streams and rivers in clay areas with a large deposit of dead leaves at the bottom. It feeds on invertebrates such as crayfish and amphipods to vertebrates such as small fishes. They are nocturnal and oviparous.
The loeding's Mudpuppy is currently undescribed and until recently was classified under the Necturus Alabamensis. It is a medium sized Mudpuppy with a dark brown to blackish base coloration. It grows up to about 5 to 8 inches. It has a lot of black spots on the sides and above with a plain underside. It is cylindrical in shape, a sharp contrast from the flattened Necturus Alabamensis. It has bright red external gills and four toes on each of its limbs. Juveniles lack stripes and look a lot like the adults.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians