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Mudpuppy
Necturus maculosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Caudata
Suborder: Salamandroidea
Family: Proteidae
Genera

Necturus
Proteus

Mudpuppies or waterdogs are aquatic salamanders. They belong to the family Proteidae. Mudpuppies make a dog-like barking sound, which is why they are called mudpuppies. Mudpuppies belong to the genus Necturus. They live in Canada and Midwestern United States.

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