Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from two localities in the Ecuadorian Andes: Abitagua, near Banos, on the slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, at around 1,400-1,600m asl (this is the type locality); and from the Cordillera del Condór in Morona Santiago Province.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is subterranean and lives in primary and secondary forest, where it makes nests under tree trunks or rocks, where the conditions are humid. It probably lays eggs that develop directly, without a larval stage.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz, Mark Wilkinson

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There is no information on threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The type locality of this species is in Parque Nacional Llanganates, and it also occurs in Parque Nacional Sangay. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
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Wikipedia

Caecilia abitaguae

Caecilia abitaguae is a species of amphibian in the Caeciliidae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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