This species is known from several areas in the Western and Central Cordilleras of the Colombian Andes at 1,290-2,320m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species, and is adaptable, living in both forests and open areas. There is no information on its breeding.
It is a common species.
It appears to be an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in several protected areas, such as the Farallones National Natural Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).
John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia subdermalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59527A11957550. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59527A11957550.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019