Caecilia gracilis
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Peru, Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from northern French Guiana, Suriname; the State of ParĂ¡ in Brazil and northeastern Peru. It presumably occurs between these areas.

Habitat and Ecology

It is subterranean species, occurring in old growth forest and savannah (in Suriname). It is likely to be reasonably adaptable to secondary habitats. Its breeding habits are unknown.


Its population status is unclear.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It occurs in an area of low human impact, and has been found in open areas, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This is a very poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). Most attenuate caecilians in the Amazon basin and the Guianas are associated with this name, but their conspecificity is uncertain.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Marinus Hoogmoed, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia gracilis. In: IUCN 2014


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