São Tomé Caecilian

Schistometopum thomense

''Schistometopum thomense'' is a species of amphibian in the family ''Dermophiidae'', endemic to São Tomé and Ilhéu das Rolas. It is found in most soils on São Tomé, from tropical moist lowland forests to coastal coconut plantations. It is absent only from the driest northern areas of the island. It is typically around 30 cm in length, and is often bright yellow. This species may be referred to as the São Tomé caecilian , as the Aqua Ize caecilian, or as the island caecilian, or by the local name of ''cobra bobo''.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderGymnophiona
FamilyDermophiidae
GenusSchistometopum
SpeciesS. thomense
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Sao Tome and Principe