Aug 4, 2012

Ugly... and Not Safe For Work?

The LA Times put it best:

Biologists studying a drained river in Brazil have discovered a new species of amphibian that looks disconcertingly like a male organ.

Atretochoana eiselti is a caecilian. That's the family of amphibians that's jealous that frogs and salamanders get all the attention. The Times article concludes:

Tupan said the team believes the creature breathes through its skin and probably feeds on small fish and worms. They know nothing about its sex life.


3 comments:

Adorably Dead said...

They've done it. They've finally found a trouser snake.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a newly discovered species. It's been known, from at least the 1970's, as the Ronnus Jeremicus.