Siren intermedia
(Lesser Siren)
Amphibians-Salamanders
Native Transplant
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Siren intermedia Barnes, 1826

Common name: Lesser Siren

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Native Range: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain from Virginia to Mexico, northward up the Mississippi River Basin to Illinois and Indiana (Conant and Collins 1991).
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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Found in a private backyard pond in San Mateo County, California (Micheletti 2010).


Means of Introduction: May have come in via a plant shipment from Arkansas in 2005 (Micheletti 2010).


Status: Two adults and 40 larvae were removed when the pond was drained (Micheletti 2010).

Remarks: Also found several American bullfrogs in the pond.


References: (click for full references)

Conant, R.  and J.T. Collins. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

Micheletti, S. J. 2010. Siren intermedia (Lesser Siren),extralimital introduction/reproduction. Herpetological Review 41(4):470.


Revision Date: 3/4/2011

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Siren intermedia Barnes, 1826: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2846, Revision Date: 3/4/2011, Access Date: 1/19/2018

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