This species is known only from two localities in the La Siberia region of the Bolivian Andes in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, from 2,000-2,900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane cloud forest, and is found near small rivers and in roadside ditches. It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and breeds in streams. It is able to tolerate some level of habitat disturbance.
It is a fairly common species.
The major threats to this species are habitat loss and degradation, due to agriculture and timber extraction, and water pollution. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco and Parque Nacional Amboro. This species requires careful population monitoring, particularly given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius sibiricus. In: IUCN 2014