This species is only known from French Guiana, including Ilet le Père and llet La Mère. Records from Suriname and Guyana are misidentified (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.). A dot-map of the distribution in French Guiana is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). This species occurs up to 500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits primary forest, and it has also been found in urban areas and rural gardens. Its breeding ecology is unknown.
This caecilian can be quite easy to find suggesting that it is a common species. The population trend is unknown.
There are no known threats to this species, since it is adaptable to habitat change.
This species occurs in a few protected areas in French Guiana.
Further research is required into the distribution, population status, and ecology 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 unicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59574A120327721. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T59574A120327721.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019