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WESTERN LESSER SIREN
Siren intermedia nettingi

Western Lesser Siren - Siren intermedia nettingi Siren  intermedia  nettingi   from  Nacogdoches  County,  Texas
                                                                 Photo by Matt Hollanders



Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs throughout much of east and southeast Texas southward into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Legal Status:  The south Texas population of this species that was formerly known as the South Texas Lesser Siren or Rio Grande Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia texana) is listed by the State of Texas as a Threatened Species. The State only refers to this protected population as "South Texas Siren (large form) (Siren sp. 1)".







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