Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri
Species Authority: (Werner, 1899)
Common Name/s:
English Bornmüller's Caecilian
Herpele bornmuelleri Werner, 1899

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson, John Measey
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Limbe in south-western Cameroon. It has been suggested that it is a high-altitude species, perhaps occurring on the slopes of Mount Cameroon above Limbe.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on its population status, and it is known only from a single specimen collected in 1893.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on the habitat or ecological preferences of this species, and its breeding biology is also unknown (although it is suspected to be oviparous with direct development).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on specific threats to it. There has been extensive forest loss in its only known locality, but it is likely to occur more widely, and, if it is like some other African caecilians, it might be adaptable to habitat change, making it less threatened than it would otherwise be.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.
Citation: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson, John Measey 2004. Crotaphatrema bornmuelleri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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