This week I have an object for you that has a name with it, but I’m not sure I trust the identification:
I’m guessing it’s a little over a foot long (but it’s hard to measure). Any idea what this long, wrinkly, pink(?) thing might be? And please keep it clean!
No clue, but I sure do appreciate your blog!
Is it maybe some kind of limbless amphibian?
I see limbs!
It looks like its pyjamas are too big for it, but could that be just the pickling effect? I cen see traces of annuli and what looks like a tiny spike just behind the head? The tail is tapered, and I admit, that’s giving me the biggest problem for identifying it, could it be one of the Aquatic Caecilians?
Head looks right for caecilian, but that tail is flat, and there is some kind of limb down there? Sea Snakes have flattened tails. Would sea caecilians also?
the tail is flat, so that means it’s not chikilidae, and there is a sort of limby thingy down there, lol. I was thinking it was blind and albino – a cave dweller?
Definitely a limby thing (heaven forfend it would be a non-limby appendage – this is a family blog!)
Reminds me of a particularly slimey beast.
This could be a member of the amphibia, which has a similar name as a very lazy tree dweller
I’d go with cæcilian too. Is this the one the tabloids, a few years ago, were calling “the penis snake”?
LOL – poor guy – what a name! I thought of thi too, actually!
So, just to be a completist, is this the largest known lungless tetrapod?
Bother. Likewise, blow.
I would suggest Synbranchidae but I have no idea how to identify genus or species
The Synbranchidae don’t have the limby bits.
Oh, the toil and trouble!
I’m wondering if it is not an anal fin that can be seen on the picture. So that reptiles like caecilians would be out
It’s not an anal fin – too limby (my new favourite word!)
Well … Scincidae ?
My people! Apparently there’s a winery there with my last name. Someone sent a pic recently.
Aquatic – judging by the lateral flattening of the tail? Typhlonectes natans maybe?
Nope – they don’t have limby bits 🙂
I initially thought it was a tape worm and totally freaked out!!
Maybe a caecilian?
Caecilian was my first thought. I still like it. My guess is that the projection near the rear end is neither a limb (it certainly doesn’t look like one) nor a fin, but an artifact. Guess: at some stage of preparation a flap of skin wasn’t quite cut off the corpse.
If it is the monotypic genus I am suggesting, then it is known to have a fin.
Nope, that is actually a limb!