Two-toed Amphiuma - Amphiuma means


*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


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Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Predominantly known from the eastern Florida Parishes, but occur throughout the Florida Parishes.


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Global Conservation Status:  Two-toed Amphiumas have a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States and a presumed large population, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Two-toed Amphiumas do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have only a few individuals of this species in Louisiana, one was caught in a minnow trap at a private pond in St. Tammany Parish and a few others were captured while trapping for turtles in St. Tammany Parish in 2022.

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