This species is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Surinam" (Daudin 1803). Specimens recently collected in French Guiana might prove to be this species, but further taxonomic work is needed to confirm their identification.
Habitat and Ecology
This is presumably a subterranean inhabitant of rainforest, and possibly also secondary habitats.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
There is no information on threats to this species.
This species does not occur in any protected areas.
It is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.). Further survey work is needed to establish the limits of the species' range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, uncertain provenance, extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
This species was removed from synonymy with Caecilia tentaculata by Taylor (1972).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Caecilia albiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59502A99288206. .Downloaded on 21 November 2018