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Noun: mud puppy
  1. Aquatic North American salamander with red feathery external gills
    - Necturus maculosus
  2. Large salamander of North American rivers and streams
    - hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
  3. Larval salamander of mountain lakes of Mexico that usually lives without metamorphosing
    - axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum

Derived forms: mud puppies

Type of: ambystomid, ambystomid salamander, salamander

Part of: Cryptobranchus, genus Cryptobranchus, genus Necturus, Necturus

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