Caecilia mertensi
family: Caeciliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, but the location of the type locality is not clear. This species was presumably collected in South America.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat and ecological preferences are not known, although it probably lays eggs that develop directly.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia mertensi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59520A11955115. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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