The two-lined caecilian lives in just 777km²!
This species is very rare but is likely to be widespread across Kaieteur National Park. The main threat to the species is gold and diamond mining, which affects the habitat this species lives.
Improved management of the national park where the two-lined caecilian lives is required along with further research into the distribution, population status, life history and ecology.
- Order: Gymnophiona
- Family: Rhinatrematidae
- Population: Unknown
- Trend: decreasing
The two-lined caecilian is known only from Kaieteur National Park in Guyana.
Habitat and Ecology
The two-lined caecilian lives underground within the soil of sub-montane tropical primary forest. It appears to be active on the surface during the night and has a biphasic life cycle where larvae hatch from terrestrial eggs.