This species is known from eastern Ecuador; northeastern Peru and from around Puerto Nariño (Amazonas) in southwest Colombia. Its elevation is from 200-900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in the upper Amazon basin and cloud forest. The frogs are active on the forest floor by day; a few have been found on low herbaceous vegetation at night (Lynch and Duellman, 1980). This species breeds by direct development. It may be found in primary, secondary and lightly modified habitat.
It is a common species.
Presumably, there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), oil exploration and colonization.
In Peru, the range of this species is overlap with the areas have been proposed as Priority by Conservation of Biodiversity (Rodriguez, 1996). In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps several protected areas. It is present in three Colombian protected areas.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hypodactylus nigrovittatus. In: IUCN 2014