Field Guide to Maryland's Salamanders and Newts
(Necturus maculosus maculosus)
Waterdogs and Mudpuppies (Family Proteidae)
Adult photo of Common Mudpuppy courtesy of Art Hulse
Photo of Common Mudpuppy Habitat courtesy of Matt Kline
Maryland Distribution Map
This animal is State-listed as Endangered/Extirpated, meaning it occurred in Maryland historically, but currently no known populations exist. If you find any please contact DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service.
- Discover Maryland's Herps
- Maryland Herp History
- Maryland Herp Checklist
- Survey Techniques, Collecting Ethics, Safety and the Law
- Problems with Buying Frogs and Tadpoles for Wild Release
- Technical Guide: A Key to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Maryland - 86.3 MB pdf file
- Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) Project
- Natural Heritage Program
- Wildlife & Heritage Home
"A Joint Project of the Natural History Society of Maryland, Inc. and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources"
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The Maryland Herpetology Field Guide is a cooperative effort of the MD Natural Heritage Program and the MD Biological Stream Survey within the Department of Natural Resources and their partners. We wish to thank all who contributed field records, text, and photographs, as well as support throughout its development.