This species is known only from the road between Pomacochas (in Florida District, Bongara Province), and Rioja Province at 2,000m asl in San Martin Department in northern Peru. The limits of its range are unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumed to be associated with streams, as it was found at night on a bush in a stream in cloud forest. The area in which it was collected supports lower montane rainforest and cloud forest. Eggs are presumably deposited on leaves above streams, with larvae developing in the streams.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from a single specimen.
It is not clear what the major threats are to this species. There is a general regional destruction and loss of habitats through an increase in agricultural activities, selective wood extraction, and human settlement. Intervening valleys in the region are extensively cultivated. This species might also be at risk from chytridiomycosis, but this requires further investigation.
This species has been recorded only from within the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo protected area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal, Erik Wild, Daniel Neira 2004. Centrolene muelleri. In: IUCN 2014