THE DWARF SIREN
By Ryan botelho
Scientific Name, Phylum, and Class
Habitat and Feeding Habits
Habitat- shallow, weedy ponds, swamps, and ditches.
Feeding habits- generally tiny invertebrates it finds among plant debris
Florida and the coastal plain of Georgia and South Carolina
Non-threatened in Georgia and Florida but listed as a species of "special concern" in South Carolina
Survives droughts by burrowing in mud and forming a cocoon of mucus and shed skin.