PHOTOS: Rainbow Hues of Amphibian "Worms" Demystified

PHOTOS: Rainbow Hues of Amphibian
<< Previous   4 of 6   Next >>
The pale stomach, yellow striped sides, and brown back of the caecilian Ichthyophis tricolor may be evolutionary adaptations, study authors Wollenberg and Measey suggest. The brown back helps hide the animal from aerial predators while the yellow sides warn terrestrial predators of the possibility of a potential bad taste.

More Photos in the News
Today's 15 Most Read Stories
Free Email Newsletter: Photo of the Month
—Photograph courtesy John Measey
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.