This species is known only from the type locality at Quistococha, an oxbow of the Río Itaya, 15 km south-west of Iquitos, in Loreto Department, Amazonian Peru, at ca 200 m asl. It presumably occurs much more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumably subterranean, given the ecological preferences of other members of the genus, and occurs in lowland rainforest. Its reproductive habits are unknown.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on specific threats to this species, although it is known that the rainforest where it was collected has been cleared to make way for a tourist lodge.
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' taxonomy, distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, population status, and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Oscaecilia koepckeorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59582A89214319. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T59582A89214319.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019