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Rhinatrematidae - Neotropical Tailed Caecilians



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Subphylum: Vertebrata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Gymnophionia
 Family: Rhinatrematidae

Neotropical tailed caecilians are found in forests in South America.

They have long, snake-like bodies. They have short tails and their mouth is not recessed under their snout.

Neotropical tailed caecilians range in size from 6-13 inches in length.

Females lay their eggs in moist soil or in a burrow near the water.  The larvae have external gills will undergo metamorphosis in the water.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds N.H. Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

Location Key
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  North/Central American Species

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