This species occurs in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of the Cordillera Oriental within the Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Meta and Santander Departments between 1,750–4,020 m asl (Bernal and Lynch 2008, Sánchez 2013, Acosta Galvis and Cuentas 2016).
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in open and disturbed areas, wetlands, forest edges and páramo. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to lentic waterbodies.
It is abundant and the population is considered to be stable.
This species apparently disappears from areas with heavily contaminated waters, with the contamination coming from agrochemicals and urban runoff.
This species occurs in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Chingaza, PNN Iguaque, Parque Ecológico Distrital de Montaña La Regadera-Chisacá y La Regadera, Área Forestal Distrital (AFD) Corredor de Restauración Aguadita-La Regadera, AFD Subpáramo La Regadera, AFD Corredor de Restauración Piedra Gorda and AFD Páramo Los Salitres.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Hyloxalus subpunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55152A85890332. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T55152A85890332.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019