Pristimantis stictoboubonus is known from two localities at elevations of 3000 and 3130 masl in the Province of Mariscal Cáceres, Department of San Martín, Peru. This area is in the northern part of the Cordillera Central in northern Peru (Duellman, Lehr and Venegas, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in the ecotone of grassland with bushes (Baccharis) and very humid montane forest. Individuals have been found at night on the bases of bunch grass and on a rock. The species is sympatric with several other anuran species in the two localities: Pristimantis corrugatus, Colostethus sp., Pristimantis wagteri, Gastrotheca ossilaginis, Telmatobius atahualpai, Rhinella arborescandens, P. bromeliaceus and P. schultei (Duellman, Lehr and Venegas, 2006).
In February 2008 an egg clutch containing 14 eggs was found amidst the grass. The only species found in this area was P. stictoboubonus, and the hatchlings resembled adults of this species (P. Venegas, pers. comm. 2008).
The species is only known from the type series, comprised of three specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
No conservation measures are known for this species.
In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) orestes group according to the original publication. In the genus Pristimantis according to Heinicke et al. (2007). Pristimantis stictoboubonus is distinguished from other similar species by its colour patterns (Lehr and Duellman, 2007).
Pablo Venegas 2008. Pristimantis stictoboubonus. In: IUCN 2014