Oscaecilia zweifeli
family: Caeciliidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana

View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

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 the type locality of "a small creek tributary to Río Mazaruni" (Taylor 1968) in Guyana, but the precise locality is not known. Another specimen without precise locality data also exists from Cayenne City, French Guiana (Lescure and Marty 2001). Due to these uncertainties a map of this species' distribution has not been drawn for this assessment.

Habitat and Ecology

This is presumably a subterranean species, living in lowland tropical forest.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.


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


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