This species occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Norte de Santander and Santander Departments, Colombia, between 1,600 and 2,050m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in riparian habitats in old-growth forests. It lays its eggs on vegetation, and the tadpoles develop in streams.
It is common, and there are many recent records.
Habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion (cattle ranching, planting of illegal crops, and especially onion farming) is the main threat to this species. Pollution, resulting from the fumigation of illegal crops, is also a threat.
It occurs in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá, Alto Río Fonce and Area Natural Unica Los Estoraques.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.
Jose Vicente Rueda, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz 2004. Hyalinobatrachium ibama. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55019A11240071. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55019A11240071.en