This species is known only from the type locality of Rio Abiseo National Park at Ventanas, La Libertad Region, Peru, at 3,820 m asl. It is expected to have a small geographic range.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits wet montane grassland. The holotype was found in wet grassland covered with mosses, near the Park rangers’ station and entrance to Río Abiseo National Park at Ventanas (Rodriguez and Catenazzi 2017). Little is known about its natural history, although it is presumed that it reproduces by direct development similar to other members of the genus.
There is little information available on the population status and trends for this species, as it is known only from the holotype.
The threats to this species are unknown.
It occurs on the boundary of Rio Abiseo National Park, though it remains unknown as to whether it occurs further within the park
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence (EOO), population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Phrynopus anancites. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T114106772A114106812. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T114106772A114106812.en