Siphonops hardyi

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Hardy's caecilian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Family: Siphonopidae
Genus: Siphonops
Species: S. hardyi
Binomial name
Siphonops hardyi
Boulenger, 1888

Siphonops hardyi (common name: Hardy's caecilian) is a species of amphibian in the family Siphonopidae. It is endemic to southeastern Brazil where it occurs in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Minas Gerais, possibly wider.[2] This species lives in soil and under leaf litter or stones in primary forest, plantations, and rural gardens. It is a common species; it can locally suffer from infrastructure development but is not generally threatened.[1]


  1. ^ a b Caramaschi, U., Rodrigues, M.T., Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, S. & Gonçalves da Cruz, C.A. (2004). "Siphonops hardyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59594A11957663. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Siphonops hardyi Boulenger, 1888". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 March 2016.