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New Hellbender Publications
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  • Hopkins, W.A., et al. 2014. Morphological and molecular characterization of a new species of leech (Glossiphoniidae, Hirudinida): Implications for the health of its imperiled amphibian host (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). ZooKeys 378:83-101.
  • Chudyk, s, et al. 2014. Using the eastern hellbender salamander in a high school genetics and ecological conservation activity. The American Biology Teacher 76:338-344.
  • Mullendore, N., et al. 2014. Conserving the eastern hellbender salamander. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:166-178.
  • Groves, J.D., and L.A. Williams. 2014. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis - Cannibalism. Herp Rev 45:108-109.
  • Feist, S.M., et al. 2014. Within-river gene flow in the hellbender and implications for restorative release. Conserv Genetics. Doi 10.1007/s10592-014-0591-2.
  • Keitzer, S.C., et al. 2013. Stream characteristics associated with site occupancy by the eastern hellbender in southern West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 20:666-677.
  • Davis, A.K., and T.M. Floyd. 2013. Evaluating levels of genotoxic stress in eastern hellbenders using the erythrocyte micronucleus assay. Comp Clin Pathol. DOI10.1007/s00580-013-1761-1.
  • Ettling, J.A. et al. Captive reproduction and husbandry of adult Ozark hellbenders. Herp Rev 44:605-610.
  • Floyd, T.M. et al. 2013. Terrestrial Movement. Herp Rev. 44:651.
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Outreach event was held April 20th in Corydon, IN. View highlights.

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Everyone can do something to Help the Hellbender. On this website, you will find information about the hellbender, as well as household and farm management practices that can help keep our rivers and streams clean. People who fish and kayak can also learn what they should do if they see a hellbender in the wild.


The Help the Hellbender Project is a joint project involving partners from across the country. More information about our partners can be found by clicking on the highlighted states below or visiting our partners tab.

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