Oedipina maritima

species of amphibian

Oedipina maritima (commonly known as the maritime worm salamander) is a species of worm salamander that lives on the island of Escudo de Veraguas.[1] It has no natural predators, as only a few animals live on the island, but it is endangered due to deforestation.

Population change

There are only eight known adult specimens and two clutches of eggs.[1]

Threats change

The only threat to the salamander is deforestation.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oedipina maritima (Maritime Worm Salamander)". www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2017-06-05.