Gegeneophis

Giri, Varad, Wilkinson, Mark & Gower, David J., 2003, A new species of Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) from southern Maharashtra, India, with a key to the species of the genus, Zootaxa 351, pp. 1-10: 8

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.156296

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scientific name

Gegeneophis
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Key to the species of Gegeneophis  

The following dichotomous key should serve to differentiate the six described species of Gegeneophis   . The species that are most likely to be confused are the two southernmost species G. r a m a s w a m i i and G. c a r n o s u s. These species may overlap in their numbers of primary and secondary annuli, and G. c a r n o s u s particularly resemble small G. ramaswamii   . Determining the visibility of the eye may be difficult without a microscope and good lighting, especially with small specimens.

1 Secondary annuli and annular grooves absent .............................................. seshachari  

­ Secondary annuli and annular grooves present ............................................................ 2

2 Secondary annular grooves present anteriorly, even within first 20 primary annuli ...... .............................................................................................................................. danieli  

­ Secondary annular grooves restricted to posterior half or less of body ........................ 3

3 More than 120 primary annuli ............................................................................. krishni  

­ Less than 120 primary annuli ....................................................................................... 4

4 Eyes not visible externally ......................................................................... ramaswamii  

­ Eyes visible externally .................................................................................................. 5

5 Less than 100 primary annuli ............................................................................... fulleri  

­ More than 100 primary annuli ..........................................................................carnosus