A doting caecilian mother coils around her eggs, which will hatch out mini-adults within two to three months. [Read full story]
The hatch begins: Baby caecilians have no larval stage and emerge from their eggs as mini-adults.
A cache of caecilian eggs. The embryos develop in two to three months.
A close-up of a caecilian embryo in its egg. These animals are part of a newly discovered family of legless amphibians in India.
Caecilians are creepy-looking, but they're harmless, shy creatures with little reason to ever emerge from their underground burrows. [Read full story]