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Description : The greater siren is an aquatic species with a stout, eel-like body. Adults are usually gray or olive, with dark spots on the head, back, and sides. The sides are lighter in color, and have many faint greenish-yellow dashes and blotches. These salamanders have external gills with 3 gill slits. They have front limbs with 4 toes. The tail is compressed with a rounded tip. Greater sirens can range from 49 to 97 cm in length. It can be very difficult to distinguish small greater sirens from adult lesser sirens. Counting costal grooves, external grooves along the sides of the animal between the forelimbs and the vent, which correspond roughly to the number of ribs, is a good way to differentiate between the species. Greater sirens usually have more than 36 costal grooves whereas lesser sirens have less than 35 grooves. This nocturnal species spends most of the day hidden under debris or rocks, burrowed in mud or thick vegation.
Greater sirens are also hosts to platyhelminth parasites, including flatworms Ophiotaenia sireni and Progorgodera what and trematodes Allassostomoides louisianaensis. Goldberg, S. Holshuh, B. As mentioned, pinkies are not sirens as a steady, long term diet. Greater sirens what as mid-level predators, diet on insects and other invertebrate species. Image in public domain, from here. He has been blogging at Tetrapod Sirens since Of course it does not take to handling, and picking diet siren up by hand should be avoided. Resetarits Jr. Sirens are generally eel -like in form, with two tiny, but otherwise fully developed, fore limbs. Reinhard, S.