This species has been recorded from northern French Guiana, Suriname; the State of Pará in Brazil and northeastern Peru. It presumably occurs between these areas.
Habitat and Ecology
It is subterranean species, occurring in old growth forest and savannah (in Suriname). It is likely to be reasonably adaptable to secondary habitats. Its breeding habits are unknown.
Its population status is unclear.
It occurs in an area of low human impact, and has been found in open areas, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This is a very poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). Most attenuate caecilians in the Amazon basin and the Guianas are associated with this name, but their conspecificity is uncertain.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Marinus Hoogmoed, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59514A11953373. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59514A11953373.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018