This species is endemic to the forests of south-western Ethiopia, where it is known from four sites in the provinces of Willega, Kaffa, and Illubabor, spanning an altitudinal range of 1,500-2,150m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known only from tropical deciduous forest. The adults live beneath leaf-litter and humus on the forest floor, breeding in small springs and streamlets where the larvae can burrow in soft, water-saturated mud.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is ongoing degradation and destruction of its forest habitat as a result of human settlement, agricultural encroachment and commercial exploitation. However, it is not known whether or not this constitutes a threat.
It is not currently known from any protected areas.
Malcolm Largen, Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Sylvacaecilia grandisonae. In: IUCN 2014