This species is known from three localities in the vicinity of Papallacta, in Napo Province, and from El Chamizo in the province of Carchi, northern Ecuador, at 3,000-3,350m asl. Its range is poorly known, and it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Specimens have been collected beneath rocks and logs in grassy páramo, sub páramo, or (rarely) in high montane forest habitats. This is a terrestrial species that reproduces by direct development.
It was rare in El Chamizo in 2000, when only one individual was found.
The major threats to it are habitat destruction and degradation due to smallholder farming, human settlement and fires.
Its range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Hypodactylus peraccai. In: IUCN 2014