This species is known from four localities: Puente Traihuanca (approximately at 46° 25'S; 72° 04'W), Laguna San Rafael, and Kent and Melchor Islands, Aisen Province, Chile. Its altitudinal range is from 0-500m asl. Its distribution might be larger than currently understood.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in steppe habitat in valleys surrounded by forest of Nothofagus antartica, N. betuloides and Drymis winteri, and it shows tolerance to deforestation. It is often found below logs and rocks and in shrub habitat. Eggs are laid under logs or moss. After rain, the area becomes flooded and larvae develop in the water.
It was found to be abundant in two localities in 1999.
This species is threatened by predation by introduced mink (Mustela vison).
It occurs in at least two protected areas.
Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Helen Díaz-Paéz 2010. Batrachyla nibaldoi. In: IUCN 2014