This species is currently known only from the type locality on the western slopes of the Andes, at the border of Malleco Lake in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca, around 66km north-east of Victoria City in Malleco Province, southern Chile. The type locality is at 920m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Adults of this species were found at the edge of a small stream in Nothofagus woodland. Larvae were found among rocks within the stream. The area is covered by snow between July and September.
No information is currently available.
The threats to this species are not well known, but a major forest fire was averted from the type locality in the summer of 2000.
The type locality is just inside Parque Nacional Tolhuaca.
Alberto Veloso 2006. Alsodes igneus. In: IUCN 2014