Chthonerpeton braestrupi
Braestrup's Caecilian
family: Typhlonectidae
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 the non-specific type locality of "Brazil" (Taylor 1968).

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information available in the literature about its biology or ecology, although it might be similar to Chthonerpeton indistinctum, and be viviparous, with breeding taking place in water.


There is no information on its population status; it is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

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.


Mark Wilkinson, John Measey, Débora Silvano, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Chthonerpeton braestrupi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59535A11960054. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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