This species can be found in the Northeastern Amazon of Perú (Departamento: Loreto) and southern Amazonian Colombia (Leticia region). It is present below 200m asl. It is likely to be found in neighbouring Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from both leaf-litter and bromeliads in primary tropical moist rainforest. It is a phytotelmic species that breeds by direct development. Eggs are deposited in bromeliad axils. It is not present in degraded habitats.
It is a possibly common, cryptic species.
Large areas of suitable habitat are remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, and agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Over harvesting of bromeliads might lead to some localized declines.
In Peru it is present in several protected areas (Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Alpahuayo Mishana Reserve). In Colombia it is present in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu.
Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Syncope carvalhoi. In: IUCN 2014