This species is known only from the vicinity of Pilalo on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in central Ecuador, at 760-2,486m asl. It is not likely to occur anywhere else.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits a region of cool cloud forest, but it is rarely observed within the forest, and is more often seen in exceedingly moist microhabitats in cleared areas near forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
It is extremely common in its tiny area of distribution.
Ongoing habitat destruction and degradation might impact this species, though it seems to adapt relatively well to degraded areas. However, its restricted range means that it might not be able to withstand extremely severe habitat alteration that leads to a drying out of its moist microhabitats.
It is not known from any protected areas, but might occur in the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas. This species is in need of close population monitoring given its very restricted range.
John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis actites. In: IUCN 2014