Siphonopidae – Siphonopids

Native to Central and South America, members in this Family are Oviparous -laying eggs

Siphonopids are small to medium-sized caecilians that burrow in South America’s moist, humid tropical forest floors. Species in this family may have forms of parental care, but much remains unknown. Many species exhibit maternal “dermatophagy”, reproductive behavior in which the young feed on a highly specialized lipid-rich outer layer of their mother’s skin.