This species is known from the Atlantic lowlands from extreme southeastern Costa Rica to eastern Panama and on the Pacific versant in central Colombia; populations in the Ríos Sinú, Cauca, and Magdalena questionably placed here (following Lynch, 1985). In Costa Rica it is known from the Valle de Talamanca and the vicinity of Carbón, Limón Province, at elevations of 20-200m asl (Savage, 2002).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a nocturnal species of primary humid lowland forest, and secondary forest. Adults are found under surface debris and in leaf-litter, its range often associated with caves or rocky stream banks. It breeds by direct development.
It is common in Panama and relatively rare in Costa Rica.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
The species has been recorded from many protected areas in Panama and Colombia and one in Costa Rica.
Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Bolaños, F., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Lynch, J. 2008. Pristimantis gaigei. In: IUCN 2014