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Caecilian

Gymnopis multiplicata

Description:

G. multiplicata belongs to the little known order of caecilians. Caecilians are limbless burrowing amphibians. G. multiplicata is a purple-ish species with white eye spots and tentacles beneath these spots.

Habitat:

Like most caecilians, G. multiplicata are fossorial. They are found in Central America; this individual was found in a low-land swamp tropical forest. They are also known to be found in subtropical or tropical montane forests, pastures, and plantations.

Notes:

Unfortunately this individual was found freshly dead on top of leaf litter. It had been freshly cut in half but something. Savage, J. M. . The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica.

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this Justine. We get to see some of the details at least.

JustineMarie
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JustineMarie

Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.53, Long: -83.72

Spotted on Jan 18, 2017
Submitted on Jan 18, 2017

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