Caecilians are not eels or snakes. They are members of an ancient family of amphibians that live in water or underground. They are designed for living in a dark environment and hunt by smell instead of vision. They can detect light with their eyes, but cannot see movement.
- Conservation StatusLeast Concern
- Life span4 - 5 years
- Body size17 - 22 in. long
- Native habitat Freshwater marshes, rivers and lakes of Venezuela and Colombia
- DietA variety of invertebrates