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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




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:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Siren intermedia are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
California200820081San Francisco Bay

Table last updated 5/25/2018

† Populations may not be currently present.


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: 10/15/2018

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