This species occurs in Amazonian, Orinocan and the Andean foothills of Colombia (from the Llanos of Meta south to Amazonia), Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, central and southern Guyana, Suriname, and throughout French Guiana. It is generally found at 0-300m asl but can be found at up to 1,000m asl near Puyo, Ecuador.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in old and second growth Tropical Moist Forest and Premontane Humid Forest on the forest floor. It is active on the forest floor by day (Lynch, 2006). Reproduction takes place in natural semi-permanent and temporary waterbodies. The eggs are laid out of water usually on roots over the water, and the larvae develop in the water.
It is locally abundant throughout its range, except it is rare in Bolivia.
Logging, forest conversion and fires are threats to this species.
Many conservation units are present within its range.
This species might be a complex of more than one species.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Robert Reynolds, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Fernando Castro 2010. Amazophrynella minuta. In: IUCN 2014