Siphonops insulanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Siphonopidae

Scientific Name: Siphonops insulanus Ihering, 1911
Common Name(s):
English Insular Caecilian
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:
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ulisses Caramaschi, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Mark Wilkinson
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 known from three localities in São Paulo State, Brazil: Victoria, São Sebastião Island, and Ubatuba Municipality. The extent of its occurrence on the mainland is not clear.
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is presumably a subterranean species, living in soil in forest. It is also assumed to be oviparous with terrestrial eggs that develop directly, and to not be dependent on water for breeding.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species' range includes a few protected areas. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Citation: Ulisses Caramaschi, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Mark Wilkinson. 2004. Siphonops insulanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59595A11957925. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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