Family Friday

Typhlonectidae – Aquatic Caecilians


Number of Genera: 5 – Atretochoana, Chthonerpeton, Nectocaecilia, Potamotyphlus, and Typhlonectes
Number of Species: 14

Typhlonectidae is an interesting family of Caecilians in that they are aquatic or semi aquatic. All members of the family give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. The family is found in South America.

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