This species is known from lowland rainforest at Finca Panguana (200m asl) on the Río Llullapichis, 4-5km upstream from the Río Pachitea, (Huanuco), central Peru and Tambopata in Departmento Madre de Dios in southern Peru. It is not recorded from Bolivia; this lowland species is expected to range more widely. It is present below 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is mainly covered with unexploited primary forest. The holotype was found in a rocky streambed in lowland rainforest by day. This species breeds by direct development. It is not known if it occurs in modified habitats.
The population of this species is unknown.
Presumably there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).
The range of this species overlaps with Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (Madre de Dios).
The taxonomy of this species requires resolution.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis imitatrix. In: IUCN 2014