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Canadian Herpetological Society

Société d'herpétologie du Canada

Amphibian and Reptile Die-offs

Reports of significant die-offs of amphibians or reptiles will be reported on this page as CARCNET is made aware of them. If you are aware of unexplained mortalities of amphibians or reptiles please contact the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at [email protected]


Mudpuppy - Necturus maculosus
Detroit River, Ontario, July 2006:
A large die-off of Mudpuppies (possibly in the thousands) was reported from the Detroit River in southwestern Ontario in July of 2006. No other species are known to have been affected. The cause of death appears to be septicemia (Edwardsiella tarda).