Northern Dwarf Siren

Northern Dwarf Siren

Scientific Name – Pseudobranchus striatus

Classification – Sirenidae

Average Length – 4.0–9.9 in (10–25 cm)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Spring

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Known to be the smallest siren; possess one gill slit, costal grooves, each of the two front feet contains three toes; color consists of brown or light-gray upper surface with light stripes on the side

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Shallow ditches, cypress swamps, weed-choked ponds

Diet – Tiny invertebrates

Predators – Not known