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Sirens and Dwarf Sirens: Sirenidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Lesser Siren (siren Intermedia): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, DWARF SIRENS SIRENS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

LESSER SIREN (Siren intermedia): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Sirens live in North America from the far northeastern part of Mexico north to the southwestern part of Michigan and east to Maryland. Dwarf sirens live in the southeastern part of the United States from Florida to South Carolina.


Sirens and dwarf sirens live in still to slowly flowing, often swampy, water with a muddy bottom and sometimes with floating and rooted plants.


Sirens and dwarf sirens eat any water animal small enough for them to swallow.


Dwarf sirens have been sold as fishing bait.


Sirens and dwarf sirens are not considered threatened or endangered.

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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians