Southern Dwarf Siren

Southern Dwarf Siren

Scientific Name – Pseudobranchus axanthus

Classification – Sirenidae

Average Length – 10–25 cm

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Not known

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Possess long and thin body; lack back legs; short front legs with three toes on each foot; color ranges from brown, black, or gray with tan or yellow stripes on the backs and sides

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Densely vegetated marshes, open prairie ponds, low gradient streams, shallow lakes

Diet – Small worms, chironomids, ostracods, amphipods

Predators – Snakes, fish, wading birds