This species ranges from the Cuenca Basin in Azuay Province, south to Barrio-Laguna, in Canton Saraguro, in Loja Province in southern Ecuador. It has been recorded at 2,450-2,650m asl in the Cuenca Basin, and at 2,620m asl at Barrio-Laguna.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in pastures, grassland, and agricultural fields and degraded secondary habitats, not in closed forest. Animals have been collected close to small pools. Its breeding is unknown, but it is presumably by larval development in ponds.
It is a common species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any known threats.
It is not known from any protected areas.
John Lynch, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Nelsonophryne aequatorialis. In: IUCN 2013