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Sagalla caecilian is an amphibian which was first described in 2005. The creature is limbless with an elongated and externally segmented body. It closely resembles a snake or a large earthworm. It possesses a rounded snout with short, globular tentacles. The caecilian spends its life underground.
|Scientific Name||Boulengerula niedeni|
|Size||Up to 30 cm|
|Color||Brownish with a pinkish-red tint|
|Distribution||Sagala Hill in southeast Kenya at an elevation above 1000 meters|
|Habitat||Under decomposing vegetation or beneath banana plants in areas with dark, moist and rich soil especially near streams|
|Diet||Earthworms and termites, other soil invertebrates|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||Around 5 eggs|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Endangered|
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Published on May 19th 2017 by staff under Caecilians. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.