This species is known only from the type locality of Tingo in the Río Utcubamba drainage, on the western slopes of the northern Cordillera Oriental (Amazonas Department), in the Andes of Peru, where it has been collected at an altitude of 2,391m asl. It is likely to occur more widely than is currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumed to have been collected in cloud forest, although nothing further is known about its habitat and ecology (but the larvae probably develop in streams).
Its population status is not known.
General threats to its habitat in the area mostly relate to agricultural activities (such as the cultivation of coffee and tea).
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further research is needed into this little-known species, for example regarding the limits of its range, and its ecological requirements and population status.
Javier Icochea, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Jorge Luis Martinez 2004. Hyloxalus utcubambensis. In: IUCN 2014