This species is known only from the type locality, Marcapata Valley, in Cusco Department in southeastern Peru. Its elevational range is ca 2,000–2,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a montane, subterranean species, for which little further information is available. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Further research is needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species. Survey work is needed to establish the limits of the species' range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
The taxonomy of this species' genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Epicrionops peruvianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59645A89214499. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T59645A89214499.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018