State of Ohio and partners raising, releasing endangered hellbenders into Ohio streams
Published: December 1, 2013 - 06:23 PM
By Bob Downing
Beacon Journal staff writer
Eastern hellbenders are the largest amphibians in Ohio. They can be 27 inches long and weigh up to 3 pounds. They are a state-endangered species. They live under large rocks in clean streams. The state of Ohio and its partners have re-introduced 20 hellbenders to two streams in eastern Ohio over the last three years. Additional hellbenders are being raised from eggs for future release.
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