This species is known only from the type locality in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique in Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,190 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Both known specimens were found on leaves in primary forest. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although it is suspected to breed by direct development.
It is known only from two specimens collected in 1980, and there has been no recent sampling for the species, so its population status is unknown.
The major threats to this species are unknown. However, illegal crops are grown in the park, which might threaten its habitat.
Parque Nacional Natural Munchique is the only protected area from which it is currently known.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was transferred to the genus Andinophryne by Hoogmoed (1985) and subsequently transferred to Rhaebo (Ron et al. 2015).
Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Rhaebo atelopoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54461A85825965. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54461A11149679.en