This is a little known species of Peru and Bolivia. It is present in Peru in Santo Domingo, Carabaya, Departamento Puno and from the foothills of the Andes at Rurrenabaque. In Bolivia it is found in Departamentos La Paz and Cochabamba. It has an altitudinal range of 800-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
the habitat is primary and secondary montane rainforest of the Amazonian slopes of the Andes. The breeding habitat is not known, but it presumably takes place in water by larval development. It can occur in slightly disturbed forest, but not agricultural land.
It can be common at certain sites in Bolivia, however the abundance is not known for Peru.
The major threats are not known. Presumably there is habitat loss through smallholder farming of coffee, coca and other crops.
In Bolivia it has been recorded from Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve, Carrasco National Park; and Tipnis Indigenous area and National Park. It is not present in any Peruvian protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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.
Ariadne Angulo, Jörn Köhler 2004. Rhinella fissipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54638A11179603. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54638A11179603.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018