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Questions for Hellbenders



Before reading:

1.    How is an amphibian different from a fish or a reptile? Name three kinds of amphibians.

2.    Why is clean water necessary for animals and for people?

During reading:

1.    What is hellbender “snot,” and how does it help a hellbender?

2.    What happens to a hellbender during its metamorphosis?

3.    How many subspecies of hellbender exist? Give their names and where they can be found.

4.    A pair of hellbenders can produce hundreds of larvae. Why doesn’t that result in hundreds of adult hellbenders?

5.    Why is silt and sediment washing into waterways where hellbenders live?


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