Taita Hills caecilian, Boulengerulata taitanus

Alexander Kupfer

Frogs & Friends

Frogs & Friends
Berlin, Germany

Measuring 33 cm in length, they may look like oversized worms and burrow through the forest soil accordingly, but their brood care is absolutely unique! Their young hatch from eggs and feed off of their mother’s skin. To accommodate this, the female develops a fatty, nutritious skin that the young greedily scrape off.


  • Title: Taita Hills caecilian, Boulengerulata taitanus
  • Creator: Alexander Kupfer
  • Physical Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Original Source: Frogs & Friends

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