Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri
family: Scolecomorphidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

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


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Limbe in south-western Cameroon. It has been suggested that it is a high-altitude species, perhaps occurring on the slopes of Mount Cameroon above Limbe.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information on the habitat or ecological preferences of this species, and its breeding biology is also unknown (although it is suspected to be oviparous with direct development).


There is no information on its population status, and it is known only from a single specimen collected in 1893.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to it. There has been extensive forest loss in its only known locality, but it is likely to occur more widely, and, if it is like some other African caecilians, it might be adaptable to habitat change, making it less threatened than it would otherwise be.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.


Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson, John Measey 2004. Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri. In: IUCN 2013


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