Caecilia volcani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Caeciliidae

Scientific Name: Caecilia volcani Taylor, 1969
Common Name(s):
English Cocle Caecilian
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Wilkinson, M. & Wake, M.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the western cordilleras and Atlantic lowlands of Panama, where its altitudinal range is 550-1,180m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):550
Upper elevation limit (metres):1180
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Population [top]

Population:At Fortuna, Panama, this may be one of the most abundant but unrecognised or unsurveyed species; with 10 to 15 animals seen dead on road in a mornings drive (Karen Lips pers. comm., 2007). Further studies are needed to confirm whether there has been a recent decline in this speices at Fortuna and Cope (Karen Lips pers. comm., 2007).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a subterranean species, also occurring within the moist leaf-litter of humid tropical forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation as a result of expanding agriculture is a potential threat to it, but there is not enough information available to confirm this.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Altos de Campana, Parque Internacional La Amistad and the Reserva Forestal Fortuna. Further research is needed into the declines of this species at Fortuna, Panama.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Wilkinson, M. & Wake, M. 2008. Caecilia volcani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59533A11959794. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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