Caecilia attenuata
family: Caeciliidae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species was described from the non-specific type locality of "Peru", but its presence in Loreto Department, Peru, requires further investigation and has not been confirmed. It is believed to occur at Santa Rosa, Napo, Ecuador, where it might have been collected at 200-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical forest.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation is a potential threat to it in Ecuador, although not enough is known to confirm this.

Conservation Actions

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

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia attenuata. In: IUCN 2014


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