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Oscaecilia ochrocephala
family: Caeciliidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Panama

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

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in Panama and northwestern Colombia. In Panama it has been recorded from central Pacific lowlands, Isla Saboga in the Archipelago de las Perlas, and cordilleras in the southeast of Darien Province. In Colombia it is known from only one specimen from Turbo in Antioquia Department. It is thought to be mainly a lowland species.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a subterranean species, also sometimes occurring in moist leaf-litter in humid tropical montane and lowland forest. It appears to be tolerant of some anthropogenic habitats, and has been encountered on a number of occasions in urban areas (Marvalee Wake pers. comm., 2007). It has beenn collected as deep as 10m down during building construction (Marvalee Wake pers. comm., 2007). Its breeding habits are unknown.

Population

In Panama, it is a widely distributed species existing at low densities (Marvalee Wake pers. comm., 2007). It has not been recorded from Colombia since the 1940s.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species, since its susceptibility to habitat alteration is not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas in Colombia. In Panama the species has been recorded from a number of protected areas including Parque Nacional Altos de Campana and Parque Nacional Soberania, and also from Barro Colorado Island.

Citation

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

 

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