This species is known from elevations of 1,735-1,840m asl on the western slopes of the Cordillera de Huancabamba (the Huancambamba depression is a complex system of relatively low ridges, basins, and valleys), and at 1,500m asl on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the province of Piura, northern Peru. The range of this species is not completely known, and it could occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of montane forest. Males have been found calling from leaves and stems of herbaceous vegetation 14-40cm above the ground along a road cut in cloud forest. Adults of both sexes were found in bromeliads by day. Breeding occurs by direct development.
It is a common species where it occurs.
The major threat is the destruction and loss of habitat for livestock ranching and as a result of selective logging.
It does not occur in any protected areas, and there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Erik Wild 2004. Pristimantis ceuthospilus. In: IUCN 2014