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The world's most endangered caecilians


Chart: conservation status of the world's caecilians
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's caecilians


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula niedeniCRdecreasing
CAECILIIDAEGrandisonia brevisENdecreasing
CAECILIIDAEDermophis mexicanusVUdecreasing
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis orthoplicatusVUunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis pseudangularisVUunknown
CAECILIIDAEPraslinia cooperiVUunknown
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula boulengeriLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula taitanaLCstable
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula uluguruensisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEBrasilotyphlus braziliensisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia disosseaLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia gracilisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia leucocephalaLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia marcusiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia nigricansLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia orientalisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia perditaLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia subdermalisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia subnigricansLCunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia tentaculataLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton indistinctumLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis parvicepsLCunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops bicolorLCunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops nigerLCunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops petersiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis ramaswamiiLCstable
CAECILIIDAEGeotrypetes seraphiniLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEGrandisonia alternansLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEGrandisonia larvataLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEGrandisonia sechellensisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEGymnopis multiplicataLCstable
CAECILIIDAEHerpele squalostomaLCdecreasing
CAECILIIDAEHypogeophis rostratusLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis bannanicusLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis beddomeiLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis bombayensisLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis glutinosusLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis kohtaoensisKoa Tao Island Caecilian, Koh Tao Caecilian, Koh Tao Snake Frog, Yellow-striped CaecilianLCunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis tricolorLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEMicrocaecilia albicepsLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEMicrocaecilia tayloriLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEMicrocaecilia unicolorLCunknown
CAECILIIDAENectocaecilia petersiiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia bassleriLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia ochrocephalaLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEParvicaecilia niceforiLCstable
CAECILIIDAEParvicaecilia priceiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEPotomotyphlus kaupiiLCunknown
RHINATREMATIDAERhinatrema bivittatumLCunknown
CAECILIIDAESchistometopum gregoriiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAESchistometopum thomenseLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEScolecomorphus kirkiiLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEScolecomorphus uluguruensisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAEScolecomorphus vittatusLCunknown
CAECILIIDAESiphonops annulatusLCunknown
CAECILIIDAESiphonops hardyiLCstable
CAECILIIDAESiphonops paulensisLCunknown
CAECILIIDAETyphlonectes compressicaudaLCunknown
CAECILIIDAETyphlonectes natansRubber EelLCstable
CAECILIIDAEAtretochoana eiseltiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula changamwensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula denhardtiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEBoulengerula fischeriDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia abitaguaeDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia albiventrisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia antioquiaensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia armataDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia attenuataDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia bokermanniDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia caribeaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia corpulentaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia crassisquamaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia degenerataDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia dunniDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia flavopunctataDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia guntheriDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia incaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia isthmicaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia mertensiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia occidentalisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia pachynemaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia pressulaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia subterminalisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia tenuissimaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia thompsoniDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECaecilia volcaniDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAECaudacaecilia aspleniaDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAECaudacaecilia larutensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAECaudacaecilia nigroflavaDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAECaudacaecilia paucidentulaDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAECaudacaecilia weberiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton ariiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton braestrupiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton exileDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton noctinectesDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton onoreiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton perissodusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEChthonerpeton viviparumDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECrotaphatrema bornmuelleriDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECrotaphatrema lamotteiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAECrotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis costaricensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis glandulosusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis graciliorDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis oaxacaeDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEDermophis occidentalisDDunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops columbianusDDunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops lativittatusDDunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops marmoratusDDunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops parkeriDDunknown
RHINATREMATIDAEEpicrionops peruvianusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis carnosusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis danieliDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis fulleriDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis goaensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis krishniDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis madhavaiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis mhadeiensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis nadkarniiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGegeneophis seshachariDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGeotrypetes angeliDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGeotrypetes pseudoangeliDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEGymnopis syntremaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEHerpele multiplicataDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis acuminatusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis atricollarisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis bernisiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis biangularisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis billitonensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis dulitensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis elongatusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis garoensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis glandulosusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis humphreyiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis husainiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis hypocyaneusJavan Caecilian, Javanese Caecilia, Marsh CaecilianDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis javanicusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis khumhziKhumhzi Striped IchthyophisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis kodaguensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis laosensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis longicephalusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis mindanaoensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis monochrousDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis moustakiusManipur Moustached IchthyophisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis paucisulcusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis sendenyuSendenyu Striped IchthyophisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis sikkimensisDarjeeling Caecilian, Sikkimese CaecilianDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis singaporensisDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis sumatranusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis supachaiiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEIchthyophis youngorumDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEIdiocranium russeliDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEIndotyphlus battersbyiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEIndotyphlus maharashtraensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAELuetkenotyphlus brasiliensisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEMicrocaecilia rabeiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEMicrocaecilia supernumerariaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEMimosiphonops reinhardtiDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEMimosiphonops vermiculatusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia elongataDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia equatorialisDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia hypereumecesDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia koepckeorumDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia osaeDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia polyzonaDDunknown
CAECILIIDAEOscaecilia zweifeliDDunknown
CAECILIIDAESiphonops insulanusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAESiphonops leucoderusDDunknown
CAECILIIDAESylvacaecilia grandisonaeDDunknown
CAECILIIDAETyphlonectes cunhaiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus gansiDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus interruptusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus malabaricusDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus menoniDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus narayaniDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus oommeniDDunknown
ICHTHYOPHIIDAEUraeotyphlus oxyurusDDunknown


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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