Species description based on Cope (1877). Robust caecilian with a wide, flat snout that extends far beyond the mouth. Small tentacle present near the edge of the mouth below and behind the nostril.
The dorsal surface is dark in coloration.
Eye spot distinctly visible.
Catalog Number: USNM 25188
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Locality: Isthmus of Darien, Atlantic (east) side of, Darién, Panama
- Holotype: Cope, E. D. 1877. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17 (100): 91.
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Caecilia isthmica
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Caecilia isthmica is a species of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. It is found in Colombia and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest.
- Grant, T., Lynch, J. & Wilkinson, M. 2004. Caecilia isthmica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
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