This species ranges from the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of the Darien Province, Panama, south through the Pacific lowlands and western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia to El Oro Province in southern Ecuador. It also occurs from the northern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental to the Middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia, and in Gorgona Island, Colombia. It ranges from sea level to 2,330m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species that has been found in forest clearings, road cuts in forest, and banana, cacao and coffee plantations, as well as in forested areas (the latter in Gorgona Island. Urbina-C. and Londoño-M. (2003) found that this species is greatly influenced by the canopy cover. It is found in both lowland and montane habitats. It is mostly terrestrial, sometimes occurring off the ground in vegetation. It breeds by direct development, the eggs are deposited either on the forest floor or low in the vegetation.
It is a very common species.
It is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Lynch and Myers (1983) discussed this species and noted that it might be composed of cryptic species recognizable on call structure.
Taran Grant, Manuel Morales, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2010. Pristimantis achatinus. In: IUCN 2014