A new legless amphibian known as the caecilian has been discovered on the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe by scientists from the UK, according to an article published by the University of Wolverhampton last week. 

The new species called montane Mahé (Hypogeophis montanus) was discovered through an ongoing study led by the University of Wolverhampton lecturer Simon Maddock and colleagues from London’s Natural History Museum.

“The finding of another new species of caecilian in Seychelles, in a short space of time, is extremely exciting. It demonstrates that despite being small in landmass, Seychelles is very biodiverse with many, many endemic species,” said Maddock.

Source: Seychelles News Agency