Herp.-Caecilian Families

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Herp.-Caecilian Families
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2011-10-30 02:42:18
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  1. Icthyophis glutinosus
    • Family- Icthyophiidae
    • guard eggs
    • recessed mouth
    • ~2 feet long
  2. Typhylonectes eiselti
    • Family- Typhylonectidae
    • entirely aquatic
    • viviparous
    • recessed mouth
    • ~2.5 feet long
  3. Caecilia thompsoni
    • Family- Caeciliidae
    • largest caecilian ~5 feet long
  4. Family- Caeciliidae
    Caecilia thompsoni
  5. Family-Ichthyophiidae
    Icthyophis glutinosus
  6. Family- Typhlonectidae
    Typhlonectes eiselti
  7. General information of Caecilians
    • Order- Gymnophiona (Apoda)
    • 6 families
    • 34 genera
    • 160 species
    • Burrowing adaptations: limbless, elongated, small eyes covered with skin
    • Size range: 3 inches to 5 feet (65 to 1500 mm)
  8. More general information of Caecilians
    • Annular rings (sometimes bear secondary annuli)
    • rings sometimes bear rudimentary scales
    • Each ring is associated with vertebra
    • Have a protrusible tentacle between the eye and nostril (used for olfaction)
    • Tenticular foramen in skull for the protrusible tentacle to pass through
  9. Even more general information of Caecilians
    • All males have a phallodeum (intromittant organ); suggests internal fertilization
    • Some species are oviparous with aquatic larvae and females stay with eggs
    • Some species are viviparous and fetuses have specialized teeth to scrape cells from oviduct lining

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