This species is known only from the type locality and adjacent areas including the Tarapoto-Yurimaguas road (San Martín Department) in Peru. It probably occurs more widely than is currently known. It has been recorded up to 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowland tropical moist forest and "rolling hills", and can be found in primary and possibly slightly degraded habitats. The breeding habitat is not known, although the larvae are presumably deposited in water.
There is nothing known about the population status of this species.
The major threat is the loss of forest habitat through agriculture (coffee), livestock production, and subsistence wood collection. The species has not been recorded from international trade.
It is not recorded from any protected areas. Improved habitat protection is required at sites where this species is known to occur.
Red List Status
Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ameerega cainarachi. In: IUCN 2014