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Coloration in life is a uniform slate gray, vaguely lighter on the head, neck, and lighter still on the lips and underside of the snout. In preservative, the dorsum of the animal is dark charcoal grey with a lighter shade on the sides and belly. Annular folds are darker than the lateral coloration. The snout is light tan as are the margin of the lower jaws, and a small circle at the vent.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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Savage, J.M. and Wake, M.H. (1972). ''Geographic variation and systematics of the Middle American caecilians, genera Dermophis and Gymnophis.'' Copeia, 1972(4), 680-695.
Summers, A.P. and Wake, M.H. (2001). ''A clarification regarding the holotype of Caecilia volcani.'' Copeia, 2001(2), 561-562.
Originally submitted by: Adam Summers (first posted 2001-05-23)
Description by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-31)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-31)
Life history by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-31)
Trends and threats by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-31)
Comments by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-31)
Edited by: Vance Vredenburg, Michelle S. Koo (2021-09-26)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Caecilia volcani <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1875> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 18, 2022.
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