This species is known from the central and western Amazon basin from the Guianas, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to Brazil. It is generally found in the lowlands, but there are records up to 1,200m asl in Ecuador.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the forest floor of tropical rainforest, including secondary forest, and more open areas in forest. Eggs are found in foam nests and tadpoles are found in lentic water. Adults tend to occur in holes in the ground.
It is common in the Guianas and Brazil but uncommon in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Habitat destruction and degradation, in particular agricultural expansion, logging and fire are threats to this species.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Ronald Heyer, Claude Gascon 2010. Leptodactylus stenodema. In: IUCN 2014