Caecilia dunni
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from two localities in Ecuador: from 800-1,100m asl between Archidona and Tena in Napo Province; and from Shell, in Pastaza Province. It is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species in submontane forests.


There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture is a potential threat to this species, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.

Conservation Actions

It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.)

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear. The Colombian specimens identified as Caecilia dunni were revalidated and assigned to C. leucocephala and C. perdita.


Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia dunni. In: IUCN 2014


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