This species is known from Antioquia, Choco, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca Departments on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, from 50-1,500m asl. It probably occurs more widely, in particular between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to closed-canopy forest alongside streams in primary forest. Breeding is by direct development.
This is a locally abundant species.
It is probably affected by ongoing forest loss in some parts of its range, especially for agriculture and logging, as well as by fumigation of illegal crops. However, much of its habitat is relatively remote from human influence, though this is likely to change in the near future. Other high-altitude, stream-breeding Eleutherodactylus species have undergone declines possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so this might be a potential future threat.
Some populations are within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas and Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis sanguineus. In: IUCN 2014