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Typhlonectes natans (Aquatic caecilian)

Wikipedia Abstract

Typhlonectes natans, also incorrectly called the rubber eel, is a species of caecilian in the family Typhlonectidae found in Colombia, Venezuela, and possibly Trinidad and Tobago.Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and rivers. The rubber eel is commonly kept as an aquarium pet, and is sometimes sold as a "fish" in aquarium stores.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 27.74
EDGE Score: 3.36


Adult Weight [1]  1.32 lbs (600 g)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Adult Length [1]  24 inches (61.5 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cauca Valley dry forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Magdalena Valley dry forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Magdalena-Urabá moist forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maracaibo dry forests Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Artis Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Cape May County Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Detroit Zoological Society
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Mill Mountain Zoo
North of England Zoological Society
Oceanario de Lisboa
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
Parc Merveilleux
Phoenix Zoo
Riga Zoo
Sacramento Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Tennessee Aquarium
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
The Philadelphia Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Turtle Back Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Wonders of Wildlife Museum
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of London

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access