This species is known from the Upper Amazon Basin of central and southern Peru, and the foothills and Andean slopes of Bolivia. It is not believed to be present in Ecuador. It has an altitudinal range of 350-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in cloud forests on the Andean slopes, and tropical moist forest in the Amazonian foothills. It is associated with streams and standing water, where it presumably breeds. It can occur in modified habitats.
This species is reasonably abundant.
There are no threats to this species.
In Peru the species might occur in Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zone, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Biabo Cordillera Azul Reserved Zone, Alto Purus Reserved Zone, Parque Nacional Manu, Manu Reserved Zone and Amarakaeri Reserved Zone. It is present in many Bolivian protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species was previously considered a synonym of Rhinella marina. The systematics of this taxon require further investigation.
Ariadne Angulo, Ignacio De la Riva, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Rhinella poeppigii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54735A11196797. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54735A11196797.en