This eel like animal is actually an amphibian not a fish! The amphiuma has lungs and can breathe air. They are commonly misnamed "Ditch eels" or "Congo eels". If you look closely you may see that they have 4 tiny legs each with 2 toes.  The Two Toed amphiuma inhabits acidic swamp water areas of the south eastern coastal plain.  These animals are nocturnal and like to spend their day hidden under rocks, in thick vegetation, or burrowing in the mud.  Amphiuma lay eggs in shallow damp depressions hollowed out under debris. The female curls herself around the eggs which may number up to 200. Incubation is about 5 months.

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