Caecilia marcusi
family: Caeciliidae

© 2003 Steffen Reichle (1 of 2)
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: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Andean foothills in the southwestern portion of the Amazon basin, in Bolivia. It is known from Yacuma, Beni, Cochabamba, Chapara and Santa Cruz, and is likely to occur more widely. It has been recorded from below 400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species in lowland tropical rainforest. It is adaptable to secondary habitats, and its breeding habits are unknown.


It was once thought to be extinct (Wake, 1993), but there have been some records from forests since then confirming its continued survival.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The type locality has been converted to agricultural fields, but elsewhere in its range the habitat remains relatively undisturbed.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Carrasco, Madidi and Amboro National Parks.

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.


Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia marcusi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59519A11954628. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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