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Gegeneophis krishni
family: Indotyphlidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, Krishna Farms, Gurpur, near Mangalore, in Karnataka State, India. It is known only from altitudes below 100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species in loose, humus-rich soil, that is known only from anthropogenic habitats, and its original habitat is unknown. It is assumed to be oviparous with terrestrial eggs that develop directly, and to not be dependent on water for breeding.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known at present.

Conservation Actions

It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.

Citation

David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran, Surya N.R. Addoor 2004. Gegeneophis krishni. In: IUCN 2014

 

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