Parvicaecilia nicefori
family: Siphonopidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 from the central part of the Magdalena River Valley, between Honda (Tolima), Girardot (Cundinamarca), Santander, and northeast Antioquia at 225–400 m asl (Rojas 2015).

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species found in humid soils, especially in disturbed forests. It is even found in areas heavily impacted by agriculture. Its breeding habits are unknown.


It appears to be a common species and quite easy to find, even in disturbed habitats. It is presumed to have a stable population given its widespread range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this very adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species' range overlaps with the newly designated (2011) Distritos Regionales de Manejo Integrado Serrania de Los Yariguies.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends. Further research is also needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Microcaecilia nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59587A85909444. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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