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Populations of the mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) have been found in Union and Surry Counties. These are the state's first verified records of this salamander from east of the eastern Continental Divide. Three new locations for the four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) have been found in the Coastal Plain.
One terrestrial leech, Haemopis septagon, inhabits North Carolina in the swamps and moist floodplains of the eastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain. It was discovered in 1972 and is one of the newest additions to the state's known fauna. Large earthworms appear to be the primary food source.
The Neuse River Waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a totally aquatic salamander endemic to the Neuse and Tar River drainages of North Carolina. A study conducted from 1978 through 1980 documented the waterdog’s distribution, ecology and feeding habits. A conservation status of Special Concern may be warranted due the animal’s need for larger streams with relatively clean, flowing water.
The Neuse River Waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is an aquatic salamander endemic to the Neuse and Tar River drainages of North Carolina. This study compared electrophoretic data for all three species in the genus Necturus, in an attempt to evaluate the genetics and taxonomic status of Necturus lewisi.