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Aquatic caecilians (Typhlonectes)

Aquatic caeclians (Typhlonectes) belong to the Typhlonectidae family. These fully aquatic caecilians live in the Amazon Basin and Northern South America. They range between 30-60 cm (12-24 in) long. Both lungs are developed and there is a "tracheal" lung. The fully-developed young resemble the adults.

There are two species: T. compressicauda and T. natans. The conservation status is Least Concern.


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