This species can be found in Colonia Departmento (Loreto), northeastern Peru and Amazonas in southeastern Colombia. Its altitudinal range is below 200m asl. The limits of its distribution are not very well known, and it can be expected to range more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits closed-canopy (wide leaved) flooding forest with and wide leaves. Generally, it is present close to forest streams. It is present in secondary forest, but it is not known if it can occur in degraded forest.
It is an uncommon species.
There are no major threats and there are large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).
In Peru, the area of the range has been proposed as a Priority by the Conservation of Biodiversity (Rodriguez, 1996). In Colombia it is present in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu; Parque Nacional El Pure and Parque Nacional Cahuinari.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Javier Icochea 2004. Pristimantis aaptus. In: IUCN 2014