This species occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia, from Río Anchicaya in Valle del Cauca Department, to Río Saija in Cauca Department, between 100 and 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the ground and in bromeliads in primary and good secondary, lowland and sub-montane forests. The tadpoles presumably are deposited in bromeliads.
It is very common.
The major threats are deforestation due to agricultural development (including planting of illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of crops. Unlike other species of the genus, it has not been recorded in international trade.
It occurs in the Parque Nacional Natural Farallones. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes.
Wilmar Bolívar, Fernando Castro 2004. Andinobates viridis. In: IUCN 2014