This species is known from the Pacific lowlands of Ecuador from 50-900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits Western Ecuador Moist Forests in the Western Tropical Altitudinal Zone. Individuals are usually found in the leaf-litter. It can also be found in altered areas (secondary forest), but it is still restricted to habitats with leaf-litter. It breeds by direct development, and lays its eggs on leaf-litter.
It is a locally common species.
Infrastructure development for human settlement, and agricultural pollution are major threats to the species' habitat.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Barycholos pulcher. In: IUCN 2014