This species is known only from two localities in the La Siberia region of the Bolivian Andes in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, from 2,000-2,900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane cloud forest, and is found near small rivers and in roadside ditches. It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and breeds in streams. It is able to tolerate some level of habitat disturbance.
It is a fairly common species.
The major threats to this species are habitat loss and degradation, due to agriculture and timber extraction, and water pollution. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco and Parque Nacional Amboro. This species requires careful population monitoring, particularly given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Bolivian Andes.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius sibiricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57361A11627510. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57361A11627510.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019