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Kaup’s caecilian

Amphibians & Reptiles·Amphibian

Caecilians are the least familiar group of amphibians. Although it is an air breather, the Kaup’s caecilian lives in the water and rarely surfaces. This amphibian can absorb oxygen from the water through its skin and is often seen wiggling in place to increase water flow.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span4 - 5 years
  • Body sizeUp to 60 in.
  • Native habitat Fresh water river systems of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers
  • DietEarthworms, termites and other earth-dwelling invertebrates
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