Siphonops leucoderus
Salvador Caecilian
family: Siphonopidae
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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a non-specific type locality in the state of Bahia in eastern Brazil. It has been suggested that the type locality is at the city of Salvador, but this is not certain.

Habitat and Ecology

It is likely to be subterranean, possibly in lowland moist forest. It is also assumed to be oviparous with terrestrial eggs that develop directly, and to not be dependent on water for breeding.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

A taxonomic review is needed for this species (Wilkinson pers. comm.)

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear. It is probably conspecific with Siphonops paulensis.


D├ębora Silvano, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Siphonops leucoderus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59596A11958158. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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