This species occurs in the departments of Valle del Cauca, Quindio, Risaralda, Antioquia, Nariño and Caldas, in Colombia, between 1,000 and 2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground close to streams in cloud forests and in dry tropical forests. Eggs are laid on leaf-litter and then the larvae are carried to streams where they develop further.
It is a common species.
The major threats to this species are agricultural development (including crops and livestock), logging, agricultural pollution, and the fumigation of crops.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali. Taxonomic work is needed to determine if this form is a complex of more than one species.
This form is potentially a complex of more than one species according to Grant and Castro (1998).
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Colostethus fraterdanieli. In: IUCN 2014