The type locality of this species is recorded as "Chiriquí", which at the time of description included the Atlantic versant and the Pacific versant of western Panama. Given the unspecified nature of the single locality a map cannot be produced for this species.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is largely unknown but it could have been collected from a forest habitat. The larvae presumably develop in water.
The population status of this species is unknown, and the level of deforestation within the region of collection might have led to its extinction.
The main threats are principally presumed to include habitat loss given the extensive deforestation of the Chiriquí region.
Surveys of potentially suitable habitat within the area defined as "Chiriquí" during the initial species description, are urgently required to determine the continued existence of this species, which might now be extinct.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Ameerega maculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55227A54345011. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T55227A54345011.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018