Aquatic Caecilians Typhlonectes spp.

Rio Cauca Caecilian Rio Cauca Caecilian: (Typhlonectes natans)
Cayenne Caecilian Cayenne Caecilian: (Typhlonectes compressicauda)
Caecilians are limbless amphibians that live mainly underground; some species (Typhlonectes) are entirely acquatic. They have worm-like, segmented bodies and most are native to tropical regions.
Cayenne Caecilian
Typhlonectes compressicauda
Cayenne Caecilian
Aquatic Caecilians live in freshwater and have a small fin along their back. The Rio Cauda Caecilian, Typhlonectes natans, is dark grey and can grow to some 50cm. It is native to rivers of northern and western Colombia. The Cayenne Caecilian, Typhlonectes compressicauda, above, can also grow to some 50cm and is native to rivers of the Amazon Basin and northwestern South America.