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.


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.