THE DWARF SIREN

By Ryan botelho

Scientific Name, Phylum, and Class

Name- Pseudobranchus

Phylum- Chordata

Class- Amphibian

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Habitat and Feeding Habits

Habitat- shallow, weedy ponds, swamps, and ditches.


Feeding habits- generally tiny invertebrates it finds among plant debris

Range

Florida and the coastal plain of Georgia and South Carolina
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Conservation status

Non-threatened in Georgia and Florida but listed as a species of "special concern" in South Carolina

Interesting facts

Survives droughts by burrowing in mud and forming a cocoon of mucus and shed skin.