Boulengerula – Boulenger’s caecilians
Native to East Africa
They are known by two names: Boulenger’s caecilians and Usambara bluish-gray caecilians. Although little is known about these animals in the wild, they don’t appear to be very dangerous or predatory. They like warm, slow-moving areas of shallow water with aquatic plants in their natural habitat.
These amphibians’ skulls are pointed and made up of strong, fused bones—adaptations that allow them to drill through muck and soil without harming themselves. These caecilians are mostly found in East Africa’s rainy tropical regions.
Species in this genus
A lost amphibian, rediscovered after 20 years of search!
An endangered amphibian is native to Sagalla Hill, Kenya, with a range half as big as Manhattan island
These caecilians only lay 2-9 eggs at a time, the lowest of any known caecilian