With a disjunct distribution, this species is known from the high part of the Cauca River Valley, in the Department of Quindio, from the eastern part of the Department of Antioquia (Río Claro), and also from the Department of Santander (El Centro). It occurs between 200–2,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The subterranean species is known from open areas, pastures and cropland. It also occurs in forest. It seems to be adaptable to disturbed areas such as pastureland. Its breeding habits are unknown.
There is very little information on the population status of this species.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species.
This species does not occur in any protected areas.
Further research is needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends, and natural history.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 14,518 km2), because it is tolerant of a degree of habitat modification and has a presumed large population.
This is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Microcaecilia pricei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59588A85909346. .Downloaded on 16 November 2018