Siren (zoology)

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siren Aquatic, tailed amphibian of North America. The adult is neotenic (reaches sexual maturity while retaining the larval physical form). These eel-like animals have external gills, tiny forelegs, and minute eyes. They have no hind legs. Length: to 92cm (36in). Family Sirenidae. See also salamander

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sirens See SIRENIDAE.