Forgive Me if this puts you off your dinner
The unique creature, atretochoana eiselti, was found after engineers drained a hydroelectric dam which spans a river connected to the Amazon.
Biologists discovered six of the unusual-looking creatures – each about a meter long – at the bottom of the river-bed on the Madeira river in Rondonia, in Brazil.
Scientists discover new species of ‘blind snake’ in Brazilian river that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy (and stop sniggering).
This blind snake might look a little disgusting, but it is an exciting discovery for scientists, who believe it is closely related to salamanders and frogs
The creatures were discovered in November, however it took until today for scientists to correctly classify the snake’s genus – confirming it is a rare creature which has only been spotted sporadically since first spotted in 1968.