Oreobates lehri is known from the type locality in the Apurimac River Valley (Apurimac River Valley, Camisea Natural Gas Pipeline, Wayrapata Camp, 2445 masl, 12 50' 10" S, 73 29' 43" W, Department of Cusco, Peru), and from two localities in the Kosñipata Valley (Pillahuata, between Puente Kosñipata and road, 2430 masl, 13 09' 52" S, 71 35' 46" W, and Esperanza, Kosñipata Valley, 2600–2800 masl, 13 10' 56" S, 71 36' 14" W), Department of Cusco, Peru. Both localities are separated by an airline distance of ca 200 km (Padial et al., 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits cloud forests, where individuals have been found on the ground. A gravid female was found during the dry season, suggesting that the species may reproduce throughout the year (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
The species occurs within the boundaries of Manu Biosphere Reserve. It may also occur in other neighbouring protected areas (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).
It is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters (Padial et al., 2007).
Ignacio De la Riva 2008. Oreobates lehri. In: IUCN 2014