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Southern Dwarf Siren
Southern dwarf siren is a slender and aquatic salamander found in Florida. It is one of the two recognized species of dwarf sirens. It is a perennibranch creature devoid of hind limbs. At present, there are two recognized subspecies of this species.
|Scientific Name||Pseudobranchus axanthus|
|Color||Brown, gray, or black, with yellow or tan stripes on the backs and sides|
|Distribution||Florida (United States)|
|Habitat||Cypress ponds, streams, swamps, marshes, ditches|
|Diet||Small worms, amphipods, chironomids, and ostracods|
|Hibernation Fact||Undergoes aestivation and may hibernate during cold weather|
|Predators||Snakes, fish, wading birds|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Incubation Period||Around 3 weeks|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
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Published on May 20th 2017 by staff under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.