Caecilia pressula
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: Guyana


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of the Marudi Mountains in Rupununi, Guyana, at 250 m asl. It may occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat at the type locality is primary forest, and this is presumably a subterranean species.


There is no information on the population status of this species. There have been no recent records, presumably due to lack of fieldwork within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Illegal gold mining has destroyed the habitat at the type locality of this species (P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017), although it is not known whether this species is persisting there.

Conservation Actions

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

Research Needed
This species is in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomy, extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements and threats affecting the species.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Caecilia pressula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59526A98408295. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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