Caecilia caribea
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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, around the southern part of Samana River, in the municipality of Pensilvania, Caldas Department, Colombia, from 600-1,000m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

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


It is known only from four specimens, so its overall population status is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is potentially threatened by deforestation as a result of cattle grazing and smallholder farming, but not enough is known to confirm this.

Conservation Actions

This species' range might include a private reserve. 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.


John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia caribea. In: IUCN 2014


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