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 Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13

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PostSubject: Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13   Mon May 07, 2012 11:57 am

What critter is this?
This species inhabits the Coastal Plain region of Virginia. It prefers quiet, weed-choked waters of swamps, ditches, and ponds. It is found in cypress and pine woods and ditches, where they hide by day beneath bottom vegetation and stranded logs.

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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13   Mon May 07, 2012 1:35 pm

two toed amphiuma?
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13   Mon May 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Greater Siren.

Common Name: Greater Siren
Scientific Name: Siren lacertina
Etymology:
Genus: seiren is Greek meaning "mermaids of Greek myth".
Species: lacertina is Latin meaning "pertaining to a lizard".
Average Length: 20 - 30 in. (51 - 76 cm)
Virginia Record Length:
Record length: 38. 5 in. (97.8 cm)
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13   Fri May 11, 2012 2:06 am

Anyone else?
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Native Herp Trivia For May 7-May 13   Fri May 11, 2012 11:28 am

eastern lesser siren?
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