Caeciliidae, family Caeciliidae, Caeciliadae, family Caeciliadae(noun)
coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians
Caeciliidae is the family of common caecilians. They are found in Central and South America, equatorial Africa and India. Like other caecilians, they superficially resemble worms or snakes. Although they are the most diverse of the caecilian families, the caeciliids do have a number of features in common that distinguish them from other caecilians. In particular, their skulls have relatively few bones, with those that are present being fused to form a solid ram to aid in burrowing through the soil. The mouth is recessed beneath the snout, and there is no tail. Many caeciliids lay their eggs in moist soil. The eggs then hatch into aquatic larvae, which live in seepages in the soil, or in small streams. However, some species lack a larval stage, with the eggs hatching into juveniles with the same form as the adults, or else lack eggs and give birth to live young.
The numerical value of caeciliidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of caeciliidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Images & Illustrations of caeciliidae
Find a translation for the caeciliidae definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these caeciliidae definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"caeciliidae." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/caeciliidae>.