The El Empalme worm salamander inhabits lower montane rainforest, and possibly lives below the ground. There is no information on the current population status of this species because no individuals have been collected since 1952, and it is possible that the El Empalme worm salamander is now extinct. The major threat to this species is likely to be the loss of its habitat due to increased urbanisation, and expanding smallholder farming and cattle ranching.
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