This species is known from cloud forest in the municipalities of Pensilvania, and Samaná, in the department of Caldas, and from the municipalities of Sonsón, Anorí, Amalfi, Jardín, Yolombó, and Guatapé, in the department of Antioquia, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, Colombia (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016). It has been recorded between 900–2,800 m asl. It occurs in five threat-defined locations and its EOO is 9,739 km2 .
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal species that is usually found perching on low vegetation in primary sub-montane and montane forest, to which it is restricted. It does not tolerate perturbed habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a relatively common species. The most recent records are from Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia and Sonsón in 2014 (G. Gonzalez pers. comm. August 2016). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
In parts of its distribution, the main threats to this species are agricultural activities of mainly coffee plantations and livestock.
This species occurs in Parque Nacional Selvas de Florencia and Reserva Natural La Forzosa.
Protection of the montane habitat of this species is essential, given its intolerance of any habitat disturbance.
Research is needed to better determine its population size and trends, and the impact of the current threats on its population.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 9,739 km2, it occurs in five threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, and livestock.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis suetus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56982A85884169. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56982A85884169.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019