Side view of N. sahyadrensis

N. sahyadrensis must eat of course and due to its small, narrow mouth it is limited to very small insects.  N. sahyadrensis does not come above ground to feed except during the breeding season when it is above ground for mating; therefore, its diet is based on the biodiversity of the deep soil.  With a burrowing habitat from 1 to as deep as 3.7 meters  below ground, N. sahyadrensis feasts on small, soil dwelling prey, predominantly soil termites and other small insects (; Radhakrishnan et al. 2007). 


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