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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru
IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
This species was described from the non-specific type locality of "Peru", but its presence in Loreto Department, Peru, requires further investigation and has not been confirmed. It is believed to occur at Santa Rosa, Napo, Ecuador, where it might have been collected at 200-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical forest.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
Deforestation is a potential threat to it in Ecuador, although not enough is known to confirm this.
It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia attenuata. In: IUCN 2012