This species is known only from the type locality, around the southern part of Samana River, in the municipality of Pensilvania, Caldas Department, Colombia, from 600-1,000m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a subterranean species, occurring in humid tropical forest.
It is known only from four specimens, so its overall population status is not known.
It is potentially threatened by deforestation as a result of cattle grazing and smallholder farming, but not enough is known to confirm this.
This species' range might include a private reserve. It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
John Lynch, Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Caecilia caribea. In: IUCN 2013