Caecilia gracilis
family: Caeciliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Peru, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from northern French Guiana, Suriname; the State of ParĂ¡ in Brazil and northeastern Peru. It presumably occurs between these areas.

Habitat and Ecology

It is subterranean species, occurring in old growth forest and savannah (in Suriname). It is likely to be reasonably adaptable to secondary habitats. Its breeding habits are unknown.


Its population status is unclear.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It occurs in an area of low human impact, and has been found in open areas, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This is a very poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). Most attenuate caecilians in the Amazon basin and the Guianas are associated with this name, but their conspecificity is uncertain.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Marinus Hoogmoed, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59514A11953373. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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