Caecilia pressula
family: Caeciliidae
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: Guyana


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, the Marudi Mountains, in Rupununi, Guyana, and it might occur more widely. The type locality is at 250m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat at the type locality is primary forest, and this is presumably a subterranean species.


There is no information on the population status of this species. There have been no recent records, presumably due to lack of fieldwork within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to it, although it is known to occur in an area of very limited human impact.

Conservation Actions

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

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia pressula. In: IUCN 2014


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