This species is known only from the type locality: Asarrio, on the Pescado River in the Amazonian lowlands, Caquetá Department, Colombia, at 200m asl. It has not been found elsewhere, and probably has a very small range.
Habitat and Ecology
The area where it was collected was lowland forest. It is probably a terrestrial and diurnal species, laying its eggs in leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to pools of water in epiphytes for development.
It is known from a single specimen, which was described in 1970. Recent work in the region has not turned up any new specimens. Given the level of habitat destruction that has taken place within its range, it could be extinct.
The entire region where the type specimen was collected has been deforested for cattle farming since 1978.
There are no protected areas near the type locality. A search for any remaining populations is urgently needed before the species is declared extinct.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Ameerega ingeri. In: IUCN 2014