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Microcaecilia rabei

(Microcaecilia rabei)

Description

Microcaecilia rabei is a species of caecilian in the family Siphonopidae. It is known from Suriname and the Bolívar State in eastern Venezuela; it is likely to occur in intervening Guyana and adjacent Brazil. Microcaecilia rabei is a subterranean species living in tropical moist environments, especially lowland rainforests. There are also records from secondary habitats. It is unlikely to be facing any significant threats, although mining could be a localized threat.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Amphibia
Order:Gymnophiona
Family:Siphonopidae
Genus:Microcaecilia
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