American Tailed Caecilians
True short tails
Primary annuli subdivided by secondary and tertiary annuli
Dermal scales occur in all annuli
Tenticular opening adjacent to eye
Ground color, grayish to purplish or lead graySmall an skinny
Asian Tailed Caecilians
- Primary annuli subdivided by secondary and tertiary annuli
- Dermal scales occur in annular grooves
- Terminal or subterminal mouth
- Annuli less pronounced
- Lack annular scales
- Lack secondary annuli
- Lack true tail
- Fat and flat
Few to no secondary annuli
Lack dermal scales
Eyes are covered by some skin and in some species bone
Tenticular opening lies between the nostril and eye.
Lack true tail
Color ranges from ground color to orange, yellow, pink, or bluish
Eyes harder to find (covered by skin)
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