This species is known only from the type locality, but the location of the type locality is not clear. This species was presumably collected in South America.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat and ecological preferences are not known, although it probably lays eggs that develop directly.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia mertensi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59520A11955115. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59520A11955115.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018