This species is currently known from the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Ecuador, from 600-700m asl, and it is likely to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in moist forests in the eastern tropical altitudinal zone. Its range lies in a transition zone between humid tropical forest and very humid premontane forest. There is no information known about its breeding habits, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams, as with other species of the genus.
The population status of this species is not known, but it has been recorded as recently as 2001.
Major threats to this species’ habitat include agricultural activities (both cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock), as well as logging.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Colostethus fugax. In: IUCN 2014