This species has a discontinuous distribution on both slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, where it is found from 1,550-2,350m asl, in the departments of Cundinamarca (Laguna Pedro Palo), Boyacá, Santander, and Norte de Santander. It probably occurs more widely, in particular between known localities.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is a cloud forest inhabitant, and occurs in leaf-litter and disturbed areas provided that small patches of forest remain nearby. Reproduction is by direct development.
This is a rare species that was last collected in 1991, but there has been no survey work since.
Habitat loss caused by logging and agricultural development (including planting of illegal crops) is the main threat.
It occurs in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce and in the Parque Nacional Natural Tamá.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Strabomantis ingeri. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .