Microcaecilia unicolor
family: Siphonopidae

© 2014 Benjamin Tapley / ZSL (1 of 1)
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: Brazil, French Guiana


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known from French Guiana, including Ilet le Père and llet La Mère. Records from Suriname and Guyana are misidentified (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). A dot-map of the distribution in French Guiana is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). This species occurs up to 500 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits primary forest, and it has also been found in urban areas and rural gardens. Its breeding ecology is unknown.


This caecilian can be quite easy to find suggesting that it is a common species. The population trend is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, since it is adaptable to habitat change.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in a few protected areas in French Guiana. 

Research Needed
Further research is required into the distribution, population status, and ecology of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Microcaecilia unicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59574A120327721. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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