This species is known only from 525m asl in the Río Marañon Valley in Amazonas Department, Peru. It has only recently been described and might range more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in tropical moist forest, especially near streams. The vegetation in these areas consists principally of leguminous plants and other drought-resistant trees. Both terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads are locally abundant, and this region also supports thorn forest. This is a direct developing species.
Only a few individuals have been observed, so its population status is not known.
There is some localized habitat loss through human activities, principally agriculture, which might be affecting this species outside the protected area in which it has been found.
It is present within the recently created Zona Reservada Cordillera de Colán.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis metabates. In: IUCN 2014