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Purple Caecilian


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Wormlike, limbless, long (to 40 cm, 16 in) and wide (to 2.5 cm, 1 in); head a bit flattened; small eyes cave red by skin; body encircled by ringed creases. Purplish in color, except for a few small white patches, one on the head. (Dos Cabezas, Soldas)


Low and middle elevation wet forests and warm, moist places in other habitats; found on or under the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Purple Caecilian (Gymnopismultiplicata), Costa Rica