Atretochoana eiselti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Typhlonectidae

Scientific Name: Atretochoana eiselti (Taylor, 1968)
Common Name(s):
English Eiselt's Caecilian, Atretochoan of Eistelt
Typhlonectes eiselti Taylor, 1968
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark Wilkinson, John Measey, Marvalee Wake
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is extremely poorly known. One specimen comes from an unspecified location in South America, and a second specimen comes from an unspecified location in Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from two specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an aquatic, presumably viviparous species, possibly associated with cold, fast-flowing, well-oxygenated streams. It is the only lungless caecilian.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Mark Wilkinson, John Measey, Marvalee Wake. 2004. Atretochoana eiselti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59493A11937533. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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