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Caecilians are a variety of amphibian species that are characterised by a legless, ringed body and a nozzled head designed for burrowing. Sizes are diverse, with adults ranging from 3 inches to 5.25 feet in length. They have a pantropical distribution and as such can be found in various African and Asian countries, as well as throughout South and Central America. Some species are oviparous (egg-laying), whilst about half are viviparous (live-born).

Their diet will typically comprise of a mixture of insects and small invertebrates.