Caecilia albiventris
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: Suriname


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Surinam" (Daudin 1803). Specimens recently collected in French Guiana might prove to be this species, but further taxonomic work is needed to confirm their identification.

Habitat and Ecology

This is presumably a subterranean inhabitant of rainforest, and possibly also secondary habitats.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions 
This species does not occur in any protected areas.

Research Needed
It is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.). Further survey work is needed to establish the limits of the species' range.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, uncertain provenance, extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy with Caecilia tentaculata by Taylor (1972).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Caecilia albiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59502A99288206. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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