This species is known from the eastern lowlands of Ecuador, between 250 and 350m asl. It is likely to occur much more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in leaf-litter in forest, and breeds in bracts of palms on the ground (the bracts fall to the ground and water collects in them) and other ephemeral small pools. It is probably able to adapt to some habitat modification and most likely occurs in secondary forest.
It is not an uncommon species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, and oil exploration are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Allobates insperatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55097A11241577. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55097A11241577.en