This species' geographic range is the eastern versant of the Cordillera Azul, Ucayali Department, Peru, from 300-550m asl. It might range further, but this cannot be fully determined until taxonomic issues surrounding this species are resolved.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowland and tropical moist rainforest. It is not known if it can occur in degraded habitat, although it is possible that it occurs at forest edges. Eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the larvae are then transported to streams by the males.
There is nothing known about its population status.
Within its current known range this species is threatened by smallholder subsistence farming (including cattle), other agricultural activities and deforestation for timber and subsistence use.
It might occur in Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, although this requires confirmation. The taxonomy of this species requires further work; many specimens are misidentified in museum collections (Jungfer pers comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ameerega rubriventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55234A11277611. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55234A11277611.en