This species is known from the Iquitos and Yurimaguas Region, Loreto, northeastern Perú, and from two sites in Ecuador. A lowland species found below 200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal frog occurs in primary and secondary lowland tropical rainforest; it is mostly terrestrial but also climbs tree trunks (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). It breeds in phytotelms, and may be found in mature secondary forest.
It is locally abundant in Peru, rare in Ecuador.
Currently there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. Illegal trade in this species has been observed (from 1987 to 1995), possibly caused through confusion of this species with a legally exportable species.
It is present in Alpahuayo Mishana Reserve (Peru). In Peru there is National legislation to treat as "Situación Indeterminada" (Decreto Supremo N° 013-99-AG, May-19-1999). This species should remain listed on CITES to prevent unsustainable trade. It is illegal to export the species from either Ecuador or Peru.
Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Ranitomeya reticulata. In: IUCN 2014