Potamotyphlus kaupii

Potamotyphlus kaupii (also known as Kaup's caecilian) is a species of amphibian in the family Typhlonectidae. It is monotypic within the genus Potamotyphlus. It is found widely in the Amazon Basin and The Guianas in South America.[2] It is an entirely aquatic species and typically ranges between 30 and 60 cm (12–24 in) in length.[3]

Potamotyphlus kaupii
Kaup's caecilian.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Clade: Apoda
Family: Typhlonectidae
Genus: Potamotyphlus
Taylor, 1968
P. kaupii
Binomial name
Potamotyphlus kaupii
(Berthold, 1859)


  1. ^ Mark Wilkinson, John Measey, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro (2010). "Potamotyphlus kaupii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T59589A11955756. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T59589A11955756.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Oliveira; Meneghell; Messias; Gomes; and Coragem (2012). First Record of Potomotyphlus kaupii (Berthold, 1859) (Gymnophiona: Typhlonectidae) for the state of Rondônia, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 5: 155-156
  3. ^ Vitt, L.J.; and Caldwell, J.P. (2013). Herpetology, Fourth Edition: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, p. 453. ISBN 978-0-12-386919-7