Type:   Amphibian

Diet:   Carnivore

Average life span in the wild:   11 years

Size:   8 to 13 in (20 to 33 cm)

Did you know?    Fishermen who hook mudpuppies will often cut

their line rather than touch these extremely slimy amphibians,

believing incorrectly that they are poisonous.

Size relative to a tea cup:

Illustration: Mudpuppy compared with tea cup

Courtesy of National Geographic

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