What's a Siren?
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|29th March 2005||#1 (permalink)|
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My one local pet shop has some newts they call Siren's. They're really cool looking long newts with only front legs & gills like a larval newt or Axie. They're probably 5 or 6 inches long & brown. I'm just wondering exactly what they are? They want like $16 for them.
|29th March 2005||#2 (permalink)|
Sirens are fully a aquatic salamander species similar to olms. You can read more about them here:
Hope this helps!
|29th March 2005||#4 (permalink)|
Around the Fall of last year there was an influx of Greater Sirens (Siren lacertina) in the herp market. Some people on the forum have Lesser Sirens (Siren intermedia) as well, (myself included.)
However, I was under the impression that Pseudobranchus are extremely rare in the pet market.
|29th March 2005||#5 (permalink)|
They're probably s. lacertina or s. intermedia; my guess would be they're intermedia, since they've been more commonly seen in pet stores than lacertina. There is a young s. intermedia in a pet store in a nearby town about that size.
They're not related to olms, that would be the Necturus spp. (Proteidae).
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