The original population from which this species was described has been introduced to Lima. Natural populations are present in Pacific inter-Andean valleys of Departamentos Ancash and Huanuco. Altitudinal range of natural populations is 665-2,180m. It almost certainly occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Present in arid areas including coastal 'desert' and dry shrublands. Generally occurs close to streams with dense vegetation; breeding takes place in quiet waters close to streams. The species is not greatly sensitive to habitat change.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species.
It is not known from any protected areas, and there are no conservation measures required for this species.
The species was described from an introduced population in the vicinity of Lima (Morales 1998). The species is naturally distributed in Departamentos Huanuco and Ancash (Morales 1998).
Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Hyloxalus littoralis. In: IUCN 2014