Western Lesser Siren

Siren intermedia nettingi

Western Lesser Siren
Photo by Steve Hahus
Description:  The Western Lesser Siren ranges in size from 7.0-19.0 inches.  Coloration is olive to gray with black speckles above, dark below with light spots.

Habitat:  Found in ditches, ponds or other shallow water..

Behavior:  These salamanders spend most of their time underneath leaves and other debris.  They have been known to utter yelping distress calls when endangered.

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