Crotaphatrema lamottei (Nussbaum, 1981)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Scolecomorphidae > Genus: Crotaphatrema > Species: Crotaphatrema lamottei

Scolecomorphus lamottei Nussbaum, 1981, Copeia, 1981: 265. Holotype: MNHNP 1979.7441, by original designation. Type locality: "Mont Oku, 2300 m, Cameroon".

Crotaphatrema lamotteiNussbaum, 1985, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 713: 11.

English Names

Mont Oku Caecilian (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).

Lamotte's Caecilian (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 32).


Known only from Mount Oku, Cameroon, ca. 2300 m elevation.


Doherty-Bone, Ndifon, San Mauro, Wilkinson, LeGrande, and Gower, 2011, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 827-841, reported on the genetic similarity, but distinctiveness, of this species to Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 32–33, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.