Lesser Siren Siren intermedia (Barnes, 1826)  Synonyms: Eastern Lesser Siren.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Caudata   >   Family Sirenidae   >   Genus Siren   

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First discovered in Maryland in Prince George's County in July 2014. If not introduced, this represents a significant expansion of the species' known range. Conant & Collins (1998) shows the northern limit of Eastern Lesser Siren as local populations in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

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Feeds on a variety of aquatic invertebrates, as well as tadpoles and similar prey.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Lesser Siren found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/23/2014). First record for Maryland! Photo by Scott Smith. (MBP list)

A Lesser Siren found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/23/2014). First record for Maryland! Photo by Scott Smith. (MBP list)


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