This species can be found on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes in the departments of Amazonas, Pasco and San Martin, from 1,600-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in upper and montane rainforest (cloud forest) and lower montane rainforest. It presumably breeds in ponds, swamps and open areas. It is not known whether or not it can survive in degraded habitats.
There is no information on its population status.
Specific threats to this species are not known, but there is general agricultural development throughout much of the region that is likely to be affecting it.
It might occur in the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo, the Zona Reservada Biabo Cordillera Azul, Parque Nacional de Yanachaga-Chemillén, the Reserva Comunal Yanesha, and the Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos (although this requires confirmation).
Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Daniel Neira 2004. Scinax oreites. In: IUCN 2013