This species can be found in the Amazonian lowlands and slopes of northern Ecuador and adjacent southern Colombia (Departamentos de Amazonas y Putumayo), south to south-central Peru and parts of western Brazilian Amazonia. Its altitudinal ranges from 100-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species’ habitat is the Amazon lowland and submontane primary and secondary moist tropical forest. Specimens of this species have been collected on low vegetation in forested situations at night (Lynch, 1974). During the day it shelters on fallen leaves on the ground. It is presumed to breed by direct development and the egg deposition site is not known. It may be found in selectively cut secondary forest.
Generally, it is a rare to uncommon species.
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.).
Some populations are distributed inside La Paya National Natural Park, Colombia. In Peru, the range of this species overlaps with the areas have been proposed as Priority by Conservation of Biodiversity (Rodriguez, 1996). In Brazil, the range is within a well-conserved region of the Brazilian Amazonia. It might be within Limoncocha Reserva Biológica and Cuyabeno Reserva de Producción Faunística, Ecuador.
This form might consist of more than one species.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis martiae. In: IUCN 2014