Caecilia inca
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Fundo Sinchona, 72 km E of Tingo Maria, Loreto Region in Amazonian Peru. The exact location of the type locality is uncertain and this is reflected in the species' range map. Its distribution and elevational range is poorly understood, but it is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a subterranean species recorded from lowland moist tropical forest. Its breeding strategy remains unknown.


There is no information regarding its population status; it is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area around the type locality has probably been degraded by agricultural activities and urbanization in the vicinity of Iquitos.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known from any protected areas.

Research Needed
It is in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). Further survey work is necessary to collect additional specimens and determine whether the species occurs outside of the type locality.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Caecilia inca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59516A89214091. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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