Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Caudata > Plethodontidae > Oedipina > Oedipina maritima

Oedipina maritima (Maritime worm salamander)

Wikipedia Abstract

Oedipina maritima (common name: maritime worm salamander) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama.
View Wikipedia Record: Oedipina maritima

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Oedipina maritima

EDGE Analysis

Very little is known about the maritime worm salamander because only eight animals and two clutches of eggs. This species inhabits humid lowland and mangrove forest on the Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama and, if it is restricted to this island, this species is the only tropical salamander that is endemic to an island. The main threat to this species’ survival is forest clearance, mainly due to people visiting the island to cut wood.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.27
EDGE Score: 5.73
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Litters / Year [1]  1

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Escudo de Veraguas Protected Landscape 100078 Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama      

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Isla Escudo de Veraguas Panama    

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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