This species is known only from a few localities in the Río Saloya basin, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, from 1,700-2,050m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in cloud forest in a humid temperate regime, occurring in low vegetation near streams. It also occurs in old and secondary growth. Reproduction is by direct development.
It is a rare species, and was seen most recently in 2002.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (primarily livestock farming) and wood extraction.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and its cloud forest habitat is in need of protection.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Pristimantis sobetes. In: IUCN 2014