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Sirens are a group of long-bodied aquatic salamanders with bushy gills, diminished front limbs, and no back limbs. They can occur in high abundances but are rarely seen. Sirens can be found in most aquatic habitats and make up an important part of Florida's aquatic food webs. Five species representing two groups (sirens and dwarf sirens) are currently known from the state, but the taxonomy of these groups is poorly understood and undescribed species likely occur here. 


Siren Genetics

Siren Taxonomy

adult reticulated siren by Pierson Hill

Reticulated Siren

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Siren Biology