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Description:

I was not with my camera that time

Habitat:

road side

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11 Comments

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

thanks amdurso,
well
it was taken after rain. so it was wet, n i am afraid of snakes so only this pic i have :(
also our region is far away from western ghats

amdurso
amdurso 8 years ago

Alex Kupfer says:

hard to say…the picture is not very good. Maybe…..Well this find is not located in the typical distribution area of caecilians in India (i.e. Western Ghats).

Do you keep more pics? Have you seen any scales? Did you see a stripe?

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

thanks nuwan and emma

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

thanks amdurso and cameron!

amdurso
amdurso 8 years ago

I have sent this link to Alexander Kupfer, who studies caecilians - perhaps he can help.

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

i think u r right amdurso,
update soon

I think Andrew is correct about this being a caecilian. Not sure which one though. Awesome find!

amdurso
amdurso 8 years ago

Also the tail looks keeled on top, suggesting an aquatic caecilian.

amdurso
amdurso 8 years ago

I'm not saying it's not. The skin looks too smooth and slimy for a reptile, which is why I though perhaps it was an amphibian (a caecilian).

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

well it was crawling like a snake so may be its a snake

amdurso
amdurso 8 years ago

I'm not sure this is a snake, but I'm not sure what it is. Maybe a caecilian?

Uday
Spotted by
Uday

Jalgaon, India

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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