This species occurs in the Santuaro de Fauna y Flora Guanentá, Alto Río Fonce, Río Cañaverales and El Reloj; and also in Municipio de Socorro, Santander Department, Colombia, at 1,700-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the floor of cloud forest, and only occurs in secondary forest if there is a lot of leaf-litter and bromeliads (since it lays its eggs in leaf-litter and the males bring the larvae to the bromeliads).
It is common, with many recent records.
Habitat fragmentation and loss is the main threat, and is taking place primarily due to agricultural expansion. This species is also found in the pet trade.
Although it occurs in the Santuaro de Fauna y Flora Guanentá, improved habitat protection is required, and there is a need to monitor and regulate the offtake of this species for international trade. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes.
Adolfo Amézquita, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Andinobates virolinensis. In: IUCN 2014