This species is known from lower premontane Andean forest in the upper Río Madre de Dios watershed, and Río Candamo y Guacamayo, Perú. (Departamentos: Cusco, Puno). It has an altitudinal range of 300-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a leaf-litter species of lowland and premontane tropical rainforest. An edge species that has been found close to disturbed areas. Eggs are deposited on the ground; males carry the larvae to streams.
It is generally uncommon.
No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Not recorded in the pet trade.
Occurs in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and Manu Biosphere Reserve.
Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ameerega simulans. In: IUCN 2014