This species is known only from altitudes of 600-800m asl in lower humid montane forest on the slopes of a ridge north-east of Tarapoto, in San Martin Department, Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
The area in which it was found supports premontane rainforest and cloud forest, whereas the intervening valleys, which it is not known to occur in, are extensively cultivated. All the adults were observed at night on rocks in and along cascading streams. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
Nine adult males and four adult females were used to describe this species, the population status of which is not known.
There is some localized habitat loss where it is found due to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agricultural activity (the cultivation of crops, and the rearing of livestock, for example), cultivation of cash crops (such as coffee) and human settlement. These might all be threatening this species.
It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis citriogaster. In: IUCN 2014