This species is known only from the Venezuelan Andes in the state of Mérida from the region of Mucubají, from 2,500-3,395m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of sub-páramo bushland and páramo grassland, and presumably breeds by direct development.
It appears to be reasonably common within its small range, given the number of specimens that have been collected.
There are no significant threats to this species.
It occurs in Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar and Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada. Monitoring of this species started in mid 2005, and there are plans to survey the known localities for at least a year or more (E. La Marca pers. comm.)
Enrique La Marca 2006. Pristimantis kareliae. In: IUCN 2014