Oscaecilia elongata
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Panama

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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 with certainty from the type locality within the area of Yaviza (a town that has grown significantly since the initial collection), in Darién Province, Panama. It presumably occurs more widely. The known locality is at approximately 50m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is presumably a subterranean species, also sometimes occurring within the moist leaf-litter of humid tropical lowland forest.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from three specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

There is a specimen identified as Oscaecilia elongata from Azuay Giron in Ecuador, however, its affinities are questionable (M. Wake pers. comm. 2007).


Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Wilkinson, M. & Wake, M. 2008. Oscaecilia elongata. In: IUCN 2014


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