This species is known from the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in the departments of Valle del Cauca, Risaralda and Antioquia, and from the western slopes north of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Caldas and Antioquia, Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,680-2,320m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs mostly on leaves or branches along streams in cloud forest. It can also survive in secondary forests, but not in open areas outside forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Major threats included habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock), and pollution as a result of the fumigation of crops. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams at high-elevations have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali and Regional Reserve Ucumari.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis gracilis. In: IUCN 2014