This species is known only from the type locality, La Planada, Altaquer, in Nariño Department, on the western flank of the western Andes, Colombia, between 700 and 2,020m asl. It occurs in a poorly explored region, and might range more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in tropical rainforests and cloud forests, and also along forest edges, provided they are moist, in the Pacific Andean region. Eggs are laid on the ground and the male carries the larvae to streams where they develop further.
It is not a common species.
The threats to this species are unknown. However, the habitat outside the reserve in which it is found is threatened by habitat fragmentation and loss caused by expansion of agriculture, timber extraction, and chemical spraying of crops. Assuming that this species' range extends outside the reserve, its habitat must also be threatened by these processes.
This species is currently listed on CITES Appendix II, and the type locality is within the private Reserva Natural La Planada.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Stefan Lötters, John Lynch 2004. Ameerega andina. In: IUCN 2014