HELLBENDER, EASTERN
Summary information for HELLBENDER, EASTERN
Common Name HELLBENDER, EASTERN
Scientific Name CRYPTOBRANCHUS ALLEGANIENSIS ALLEGANIENSIS
Status NONGAME, STATE ENDANGERED, STATE RANK S1, GLOBAL RANK G3G4T3T4
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Inhabit riffles in streams with gravel or rubble bottoms. Usually in water less than 1.3 m deep. Lay eggs under large flat rocks.
Distribution Occurs in the Ozark plateau in rivers draining into the Missouri and Mississippi rivers *01*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
CAMDEN, CRAWFORD, DALLAS, DENT, FRANKLIN, JEFFERSON, LACLEDE, OSAGE, PHELPS, PULASKI, ST. LOUIS, TEXAS

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