This species is known from the central part of the Magdalena River Valley, between Honda (Tolima), Girardot (Cundinamarca), Santander, and northeast Antioquia at 225–400 m asl (Rojas 2015).
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species found in humid soils, especially in disturbed forests. It is even found in areas heavily impacted by agriculture. Its breeding habits are unknown.
It appears to be a common species and quite easy to find, even in disturbed habitats. It is presumed to have a stable population given its widespread range.
There are no major threats to this very adaptable species.
The species' range overlaps with the newly designated (2011) Distritos Regionales de Manejo Integrado Serrania de Los Yariguies.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends. Further research is also needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Microcaecilia nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59587A85909444. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T59587A85909444.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019