This species has been recorded from the Departments of Cajamarca, Ancash and La Libertad, in Peru. It has an altitudinal range of 3,160-4,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is present in puna and high-altitude plateaus, and dry scrubland. This species breeds in temporary small ponds and permanent shallow streams. It is also present in agricultural land (mostly potato and maize fields).
This is an uncommon species.
This species faces no major threats. Occasionally it has been recorded in the national pet trade.
This species is believed to occur in Parque Nacional Huascarán, Calipuy National Reserve and Sanctuary, and Baños de Chancay Reserved Zone. It is listed on the Peruvian Red List.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Ariadne Angulo, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea, Ulrich Sinsch 2004. Nannophryne cophotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54615A11174461. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54615A11174461.en