Psychrophrynella boettgeri is only known from the type locality, Phara (14 07' 36.2" S, 69 39' 52.3" W, 3466 masl), District of Limbani, Province of Sandia, Department of Puno, Peru. It is located in the Cordillera Oriental in southeastern Peru (Lehr, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits cloud forests with small bushes, small trees, and small streams. Individuals have been found under rocks during the day. Females are known to contain between 5 and 8 ovarian eggs (Lehr, 2006).
The species is presumed to breed by direct development. It likely reproduces during the rainy season (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
This is not considered to be a rare species (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
Deforestation was observed to occur in the region (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008).
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Red List Status
Psychrophrynella boettgeri can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters (Lehr, 2006).
Edgar Lehr 2008. Psychrophrynella boettgeri. In: IUCN 2014