This species is currently known only from the type locality on the western slopes of the Andes, at the border of Malleco Lake in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca, around 66km north-east of Victoria City in Malleco Province, southern Chile. The type locality is at 920m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Adults of this species were found at the edge of a small stream in Nothofagus woodland. Larvae were found among rocks within the stream. The area is covered by snow between July and September.
No information is currently available.
The threats to this species are not well known, but a major forest fire was averted from the type locality in the summer of 2000.
The type locality is just inside Parque Nacional Tolhuaca.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, ecological requirements, and threats.
Alberto Veloso 2006. Alsodes igneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61800A12556398. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61800A12556398.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018