This species is known only from one locality, a 6 x 25m pool at La Tapera, Aysen Province, in southern Chile (at approximately 44° 00'S; 71° 57'W), although it is likely to occur more widely. Its altitudinal range is 450m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits steppe. Reproduction probably occurs in habitats such as pools or bogs.
It was collected from the type locality only in January and December 1995. At least two subsequent visits to the type locality occurred when the pool was dry and there were no frogs.
The major threats are unknown.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Néstor Basso 2004. Atelognathus ceii. In: IUCN 2013