This species is known from the eastern Andes in Ecuador (Eastern Cordillera Real Montane Forests in the Eastern Subtropical Altitudinal Zone) and Colombia (departments of Casanare, Meta, Putumayo and Caqueta). It has been recorded between 300-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of primary and secondary cloud forest where it is usually found along the edge of streams. It breeds in permanent streams. It is not known from any anthropogenic habitats.
This species is common in forest.
Smallholder farming of livestock and clear cutting of forests are a localized threat. Water and land pollution from illegal crops in Colombia is also a localized a threat. However there are no major threats to the species survival at present.
In Ecuador, its range overlaps with Parque Nacional Llanganates, Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. In Colombia it is known from two protected areas, Los Picachos Nature Reserve and Cueya de los Guacharos Nature Reserve. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.
Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Rulyrana flavopunctata. In: IUCN 2014