This species occurs in the Andean valleys of Río Chanchamayo and Río Perene, in Junin Department, Peru. The original description paper lacked detailed information regarding the type locality such as elevational range which remains unknown, and the map is a rough approximation of the range of this species (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017).
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is montane tropical forest. This species' breeding habits are not known, though reproduction presumably takes place in water.
Its population status is not known. Lehr and Moravec conducted surveys in 2014 in the Chanchamayo valley, close to San Ramon, over a period of 3 hours a night over two days and failed to locate the species (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017). However due to the lack of detailed information surrounding this species, it is unknown whether it is due to whether the species no longer exists or whether searches were being conducted in the incorrect habitat (E. Lehr pers. comm. April 2017).
The threats to this species are not known, and it is not known if it can survive outside montane forest habitat.
Conservation ActionsThis species might occur in the protected areas of the Bosque de Protección Pui Pui and the Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos.
There is a need for further surveys to establish whether this species is still present within its known range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its population status, threats and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Rhinella iserni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54672A89197187. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T54672A89197187.en .Downloaded on 16 February 2019