This species occurs in low elevation forests in northeastern Brazil in Amapa, in French Guiana, and in Suriname. It has been recorded from sea level up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found on the leaf-litter of tropical rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development, although the egg deposition site is not known. It is able to adapt to human disturbance.
It is a common species.
Fire is a threat to the species' habitat.
Protected areas are present within the Brazilian range of the species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Philippe Gaucher, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2004. Pristimantis chiastonotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56509A11486522. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56509A11486522.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019