Oscaecilia zweifeli
family: Caeciliidae
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: Guyana



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of "a small creek tributary to Río Mazaruni" (Taylor 1968) in Guyana, but the precise locality is not known. Another specimen without precise locality data also exists from Cayenne City, French Guiana (Lescure and Marty 2001). Due to these uncertainties a map of this species' distribution has not been drawn for this assessment.

Habitat and Ecology

This is presumably a subterranean species, living in lowland tropical forest.


The population status and trends of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not known from any protected areas.

Research Needed
Further research is needed into its distribution, population, ecology and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its precise distribution, extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements and threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Oscaecilia zweifeli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59586A120421421. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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