Ribbon Caecilian
February 15, 2016
Mud – dwelling Caecian
February 15, 2016
Scientific name:
Boulengerula taitanus
Identification:
Up to 35 cm. Dark blue/grey dorsally and slightly lighter ventally, with the annuli marked in a pale white/blue, the head sometimes pinkish.
Habitat:
Known only from the Taita hills, South - East Kenya.
Natural History:
Found in moist soil and appears to be most common in old agricultural plots, but also found in forest.
Food:
They eat a wide range of invertebrates such as termites, earthworms and fly pupae.
Reproduction:
Oviparous with direct development.