Species details

Sumatran Striped Caecilian

Ichthyophis paucisulcus

Ichthyophis paucisulcus

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These legless amphibians can be easily mistakened for worms or snakes with their elongated bodies and smooth skin. They have small eyes covered by a layer of skin. This species has a yellow stripe running down both sides of its body.

Burrows in the ground and is elusive. Rarely encountered except after a heavy rainfall or in areas of recently disturbed soil

Size (snout to vent)
Approximately 30.0cm