Siren reticulata
Reticulated Siren
Origin USA (AL, FL)
Synonyms Leopard Eel
IUCN Red Book Not listed
CITES No listing
First described Graham 2018

Description

The Reticulated Siren was first formally described in 2018. It is one of the largest extant amphibians, with adult lengths of approximately 40-60 cm (16-24 inches).

References

Graham SP, Kline R, Steen DA, Kelehear C (2018) Description of an extant salamander from the Gulf Coastal Plain of North America: The Reticulated Siren, Siren reticulata. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0207460. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207460

Elbein, A. (2018) A Salamander of Legend Emerges From Southern Swamps. New York Times, Dec. 14, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/science/salamander-reticulated-siren.html.

 

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