This species can be found along the Amazonian slopes of Departamento San Martin (Moyobamba) and Departamento Loreto, northern Peru and eastern lowlands of Ecuador. It has an altitudinal range of 200-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal bush species of premontane and lowland rainforests. At Puerto Libre and Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, most of the specimens were found in secondary forest at night, although some were in primary forest (Duellman, 1978). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, individuals have been collected in Terra Firme forest and seasonal flooded forest (Ron, 2001). Individuals can be found in modified areas such as shade grown coffee plantations and selectively logged forest. It is an ovoviviparous species.
It can be abundant where it occurs.
The species survives in modified habitats and there are no major threats other than extreme forest clearance.
Based on its known habitat and distribution, this species might occur in Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo, and Santiago Comaina and Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zones in Peru. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This form might be a complex of more than one species.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Bolitoglossa peruviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59193A11885380. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59193A11885380.en