This species lives in the Atlantic lowlands of Panama below 500m asl. It ranges from western Panama adjacent to southeastern Costa Rica, through central Panama and the eastern lowlands, into western Colombia (south to Department of Cauca), and at San Luis, Río Claro, in the Magdalena Valley, Antioquia Department, at 470m asl. It also occurs on Gorgona Island, Colombia, and Colón Island, Panama.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits humid lowland forest, and is arboreal, living in bromeliads and bananas (heliconias). It can survive in secondary forest, provided that it is not very degraded. It is presumed to breed by direct development, not dependent upon water.
It is a fairly common species in Panama, uncommon in Colombia.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It is known to occur in the following protected areas: Nusagandi, Darien, Chegres, Palo Seco. Much of its known range is protected in Panama. In Colombia it is found within Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona (Urbina-C. and Londoño-M. , 2003).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, David Wake, Wilmar Bolívar, Juan Manuel Renjifo, Andrés Acosta-Galvis 2010. Bolitoglossa biseriata. In: IUCN 2014