This species is known from 1,300-2,000 m altitude in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes; from several scattered localities in the Yungas of La Paz Department, northwestern Bolivia. The species is likely to also occur in nearby Peru.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in humid montane forest and cloud forest, and has been recorded in quite small fragments (c. 3km in length), so appears able to tolerate a degree of habitat fragmentation at least in the short-term, although perhaps not major habitat degradation. Individuals have been found on forest litter or the ground near streams. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the abundance of this species.
Habitat loss, most likely due to smallholder agriculture, is considered the main threat to this species.
The species is known from Parque Nacional Madidi.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since it has a relatively large extent of occurrence (>5,000 km2), is known to occur at several locations, appears able to tolerate a degree of habitat degradation/fragmentation, and is not currently believed to be declining.
Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De La Riva, Jose Padial 2006. Oreobates sanderi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61828A12564792. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61828A12564792.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019