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Oscaecilia koepckeorum
family: Caeciliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality at Quistococha, an oxbow of the Río Itaya, 15 km south-west of Iquitos, in Loreto Department, Amazonian Peru, at ca 200 m asl. It presumably occurs much more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is presumably subterranean, given the ecological preferences of other members of the genus, and occurs in lowland rainforest. Its reproductive habits are unknown.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species, although it is known that the rainforest where it was collected has been cleared to make way for a tourist lodge.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' taxonomy, distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, population status, and ecological requirements.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Oscaecilia koepckeorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59582A89214319. .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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