Caecilia tenuissima
family: Caeciliidae

Anfibios del Ecuador

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: Colombia, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from two localities: Guayaquil in western Ecuador, and extreme south-western coastal Colombia. It occurs at very low altitudes, close to sea level, and presumably occurs more widely than has been so far recorded, in particular between the known localities.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a subterranean species living in lowland tropical forest.


There is no information on its current population status, and it is known only from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.

Conservation Actions

It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, John Lynch, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia tenuissima. In: IUCN 2014


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