This species is known from Antioquia and Caldas Departments, on the western flank of the central Andes in Colombia from 1,850-2,450m asl, and might occur a little more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is vegetation alongside streams in sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when hatched the larvae drop into the water below where they develop further. The species requires gallery forest cover over the streams to allow it to reproduce.
It is a common species.
Water pollution from agriculture is a major threat. Deforestation is only a localized threat at present, although desiccation and loss of overhanging leaves for breeding are potential problems in the future.
The range of the species is not within any protected areas.
Wilmar Bolívar, John Lynch 2004. Centrolene antioquiense. In: IUCN 2014