AnAge entry for Typhlonectes natans

Classification (HAGRID: 00187)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Gymnophiona
                Family: Caeciliidae
                    Genus: Typhlonectes
Species
Typhlonectes natans
Common name
Aquatic caecilian

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The record longevity in captivity of these animals is 4.1 years [0451]. This value is most likely underestimated to a large degree and there are anecdotal reports that these animals can live up to 20 years in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 668524
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8456
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