Epicrionops marmoratus
Marbled Caecilian
family: Rhinatrematidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (the type locality), and from near to Mindo, in Pichincha Province in north-western Ecuador. It occurs at around 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known to be associated with montane forests. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.

Conservation Actions

The taxonomic status of this species needs to be reviewed. It occurs in the protected area formed by the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of this genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).


Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mark Wilkinson, Marvalee Wake 2004. Epicrionops marmoratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59642A11975099. .Downloaded on 15 February 2019


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