Nectocaecilia petersii is a species of semiaquatic amphibian in the family Typhlonectidae. It belongs to the monotypic genus Nectocaecilia.[citation needed] This species is found in Venezuela and possibly Brazil and Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers, and it is threatened by habitat loss. This species has a number of distinct traits that illustrate that it is a burrowing vertebrate, including its very small eyes and long, thin body.

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Typhlonectidae
Genus: Nectocaecilia
Taylor, 1968
N. petersii
Binomial name
Nectocaecilia petersii
(Boulenger, 1882)


  1. ^ Abraham Mijares, Enrique La Marca, Mark Wilkinson (2004). "Nectocaecilia petersii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T59577A11952241. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59577A11952241.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)