This species is known in Peru only from the type locality, "Lodge Cuzco Amazónico" (Wild 1994), Río Madre de Dios, about 15km east-north-east of Puerto Maldonado, in Madre de Dios Department. In Bolivia, it is known only from a single site. It is expected to range more widely (Reichle pers comm.), and is present below 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in temporary swamps, and permanent waterbodies, in flooded primary tropical rainforest. It might lay eggs on the surface of swamps, but this requires further investigation. In Bolivia it has been found in both disturbed and forest edge habitat.
This species is common in Bolivia.
The Peruvian locality is threatened by selective wood extraction, although this might be potentially beneficial in that small ponds might be created (J. Icochea pers. comm.).
It has not been recorded from any protected areas, but a management plan has been suggested for the Peruvian population.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Steffen Reichle 2004. Hamptophryne alios. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57673A11661166. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57673A11661166.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019