This species is widespread over much of the upper Amazon basin. It is present throughout most of Amazonian Peru. Found in southern Colombia; in Brazil, it is known with certainty only from Solimoes River, Amazonas state. There are no exact locality records for Ecuador.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in primary and secondary flooding forest with close canopy and wide leaves. In Manu, the understorey level is composed of palms, ferns, heliconias, shrubs and young trees. This frog is most frequently observed perched on low vegetation in primary forest at night (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). It is presumed to be a direct development species; egg deposition site occurs on low vegetation. It is present in secondary forest and lightly degraded habitat.
outside Colombia and Ecuador, this is a common species.
There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as collection of wood, logging, agriculture (crops, livestock etc.) and colonization.
The range of this species overlaps with several Peruvian protected areas including Parque Nacional Manu, Tambopata Candamo National Reserve, Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, Von Humbolt National Forest, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Machiguengo Communal Reserve and the El Sira Communal Reserve. In Colombia it is found in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu and El Pure National Park. There are no conservation measures in place in Brazil. It is not known as to whether or not there are any conservation measures in place in Ecuador.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron , Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Marinus Hoogmoed, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Pristimantis carvalhoi. In: IUCN 2014