This species is known from cloud forest in the municipalities of Pensilvania and Samaná, in the department of Caldas, and from the municipalities of Sonson and Guatepé, in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia. It has been recorded between 1,800 and 2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A nocturnal species, it is usually found perching on low vegetation in primary forest, to which it is restricted. It breeds by direct development.
It is common in Florencia (in Samana), but is generally uncommon elsewhere.
The major threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation as a result of the collection of firewood by locals, as well as the clear cutting of the forest and general disturbance by humans, and possibly also the cultivation of illegal crops.
Its range includes Florencia Forest, an area that is in the process of being declared a natural reserve area. Protection of the montane habitat of this species is essential, given its intolerance of any habitat disturbance.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis suetus. In: IUCN 2014