This species occurs in Colombia and Panama. In Panama it is recorded east of the western cordilleras, in the Azuero Peninsula, on Isla Coiba, in central Panama and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras. In Colombia it is present in the Parque Nacional Natural Los Katios, Department of Chocó. It is a lowland species that occurs up to 800m asl (Panama).
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal species of humid lowland and montane forest, living along streamsides. It is often found along rocky sections of forest streams. It apparently does not occur in degraded habitats. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the adults carry the tadpoles to streams.
It is an abundant species.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It occurs in a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species has been removed from synonymy with Colostethus inguinalis (Grant 2004).
Taran Grant, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Colostethus panamansis. In: IUCN 2014