This species is known only from the Florencia Forest, Samaná municipality, in Caldas department, in the Cordillera Central of Colombia, from 1,800-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal species, found on low vegetation alongside streams in primary or secondary forest with suitable canopy cover. They lay eggs in the moss beside the stream, and breed by direct development.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is habitat loss caused by subsistence wood collecting and clear cutting, and agricultural expansion (the planting of illegal crops). Water pollution, resulting from spraying of illegal crops, is also a threat.
The species' range is within the recently gazetted Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis torrenticola. In: IUCN 2014