This species is known only from the type locality of Tingo in the Río Utcubamba drainage, on the western slopes of the northern Cordillera Oriental (Amazonas Department), in the Andes of Peru, where it has been collected at an altitude of 2,391 m asl. It is likely to occur more widely than is currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumed to have been collected in cloud forest, although nothing further is known about its habitat and ecology (but the larvae probably develop in streams).
There is no population information available for this species.
General threats to its habitat in the area mostly relate to agricultural activities (such as the cultivation of coffee and tea). If this species is confirmed to occur in cloud forest, then it may be a threat.
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Further research is needed regarding the limits of its range, its ecological requirements, population status, use and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements and threats affecting the species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Hyloxalus utcubambensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55162A89200371. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T55162A89200371.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019