There are only confirmed records of this species from Teresópolis, in Rio de Janeiro State in southern Brazil, at around 800m asl. It can be expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a subterranean species that has been found under bark, logs and stones in moist forest. It is likely to be oviparous, with eggs that develop directly.
There is no information on the population status of this species, but it is a very difficult species to find.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Débora Silvano, Ronald Heyer, Sergio Potsch de Carvallho-e-Silva, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Mimosiphonops vermiculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59576A11951989. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59576A11951989.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019