This is a small slender caecilian, attaining a total body length of 300mm. The eye is covered by bone. The margin of the tongue is free and lacks narial plugs. The tentacle has a small aperture and is located near the eye. The vent is simple, transverse, and slightly lobed. Males possess a simple, straight intermittent organ with ten long fluted folds. The collar is complete with one dorsal groove. Tooth crowns are monocuspid, strongly recurved, and diminish in length posteriorly. A single splenial tooth is present. Scales are small, embedded in the annuli from the 15-26th to the end of the body. Body coloration is brownish gray, slightly lighter on the head with a pale grey patch around the tentacle. The lower jaw, throat, and skin surrounding the vent are pale gray. There is a light gray median stripe on the throat. Glands are indicated by small white spots throughout the skin.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico
Found in Guatemala.
Wake, M. H. (1988). ''Gymnopis syntremus.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 412.1.
Written by April Robinson (holden AT uclink4.berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-26
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Gymnopis syntrema <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1896> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 25, 2017.
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