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Siren intermedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Caudata
Suborder: Sirenoidea
Family: Sirenidae


Sirenidae or sirens is a family of aquatic salamanders. They have very small front legs and do not have back legs.[1] They have gills for breathing. Sirens are found only in the southeastern United States and northern Mexico.

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The siren family (Sirenidae) is subdivided into two genera, with two species each:


References[change | change source]

  1. Lanza, B., Vanni, S., & Nistri, A. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G., ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 69–70. ISBN 0-12-178560-2.

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