Sylvacaecilia grandisonae
family: Indotyphlidae
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: Ethiopia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to the forests of south-western Ethiopia, where it is known from four sites in the provinces of Willega, Kaffa, and Illubabor, spanning an altitudinal range of 1,500-2,150m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known only from tropical deciduous forest. The adults live beneath leaf-litter and humus on the forest floor, breeding in small springs and streamlets where the larvae can burrow in soft, water-saturated mud.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is ongoing degradation and destruction of its forest habitat as a result of human settlement, agricultural encroachment and commercial exploitation. However, it is not known whether or not this constitutes a threat.

Conservation Actions

It is not currently known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Malcolm Largen, Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Sylvacaecilia grandisonae. In: IUCN 2014


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