Hyloxalus maculosus is only known from "Puyo, between Turingia and theatre, 950 m, Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador" (Frost, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information available on this species' habitat and ecology.
No population status information is currently available for this species.
No major threats are known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
Frost (2007) indicates that Hyloxalus maculosus was removed from the synonymy of Colostethus bocagei by Santos et al. (2003), by implication of their placement of this taxon in a phylogenetic tree away from Colostethus bocagei, where it had been placed by Coloma (1995); but Coloma in Duellman (2004) suggested that Colostethus maculosus remains a synonym of Colostethus bocagei, which is contrary to the results of Santos et al. (2003).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Hyloxalus maculosus. In: IUCN 2014