Yellow-striped caecilian

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Yellow-striped caecilian
Beddome's Caecilian.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Family: Ichthyophiidae
Genus: Ichthyophis
Species: I. beddomei
Binomial name
Ichthyophis beddomei
Peters, 1880
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I. beddomei range

The yellow-striped caecilian or Beddome's caecilian, Ichthyophis beddomei, is a species of caecilian in the family Ichthyophiidae. Its body is dark violet-brown, becoming light brown ventrally. A yellow lateral stripe runs from the head to the tail tip. The stripe becomes slightly wider at the neck. Its upper lip and lower jaw are also yellow in colour. The eyes are distinct. Its tentacles are placed very close to the lip and almost equidistant from the eyes and nostrils. The nostrils at the tip of the snout are visible from above. The upper jaw slightly overhangs the lower jaw. This species is distributed widely in the Western Ghats. These are also found in Sri Lanka (the Sinharaja Forest Reserve)


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