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A caecilian (Caecilia sp.) from the Amazon Basin in Peru. This caecilian is in the genus Caecilia and was encountered in the Peruvian Amazon Basin.  At just under 1 meter in length (2.8 feet) and with bright blue coloration, this species also has enormous teeth.   Amazon Basin,Caecilia,Caecilian,Caeciliidae,amphibia,amphibian,gymnophiona Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A caecilian (Caecilia sp.) from the Amazon Basin in Peru.

This caecilian is in the genus Caecilia and was encountered in the Peruvian Amazon Basin. At just under 1 meter in length (2.8 feet) and with bright blue coloration, this species also has enormous teeth.

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  1. Astonishing images... I'll just have to turn some music on and press the slideshow play.
    Thanks for sharing these images and information Dante.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you. Its always a good day when I find a caecilian in the field. Most times, walking a trail after day and days of rain, and doing so after dark, can be really productive for fossorial wildlife. Posted one year ago
  2. Cool find! Any thought about the species name? I found this one in Colombia last year:

    Thompson's caecilian, Tatama National Park, Colombia A unusual find at night on the forest floor of Tatama National Park, Colombia. This is endemic to Colombia and the largest known caecilian in the world, at around 1.5m in length. This one definitely was around that size. <br />
They spent most of their lives below the soil yet occasionally come out and crawl around in snake-like movements, despite being fully blind.<br />
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They are very fast and impossibly strong. Our guide could not hold on to it even with two hands. They even have reinforced skulls to help digg into hard soil. Caecilia thompsoni,Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Montezuma,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  3. Truly amazing! Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Apr 30, 2018. Captured Nov 6, 2011 06:09.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/22.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 17mm