: Three photographs document the Eastern hellbender, Cryptobranchus allegeniensis alleganiensis, which is found in streams and rivers in the southern and central portions of eastern Ohio. The hellbender is a species of salamander, and is fairly docile despite its name. It averages between eleven and twenty inches in length, making it Ohio's largest amphibian. It eats crayfish, snails, and other small animals and can live up to thirty years. The Eastern hellbender is endangered in Ohio due to pollution of rivers and streams. The photographs measure 3" x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Plants and Animals; Salamanders; Amphibians; Endangered species Places