This species has been confirmed from two widely separated localities on the Pacific slopes of the Andes: at Tandapey, Pichincha Province, and also at Paramba, Imbabura Province, Ecuador, at 780-1,460m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in premontane and montane forest and cloud forest, where it has been found 10m up in trees.
It has not been seen since 1973, despite repeated visits to one of the sites (Tandapey). It has not been found at Paramba since it was originally discovered.
Habitat destruction and degradation primarily from the rearing of livestock, and logging, are threats to this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Synonym of Centrolene prosoblepon (synonymy by Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007)..
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Centrolene ocellifera. In: IUCN 2014