This species is known from Venezuela, Amazonian Colombia in the foothills of the Cordillera Oriental, Ecuador and Peru. In Venezuela it has been reported from the state of Táchira, S Pregonero at Doradas and Uribante rivers. In Peru it is known from the eastern slopes of the Andes, from the regions of Loreto, Huánuco, San Martin and Madre de Dios. It has been recorded at elevations between 300 and 1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of lowland tropical rainforest and montane humid forest. It is found in primary forest, secondary forest (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994) and open areas close to forest (Ron, 2001). Tadpoles live in low-gradient streams (Lynch, 2006).
No population status information is currently available for this species.
Dam construction has been a threat to the habitat of some populations.
Based on its known habitat and distribution, this species might occur in Pacaya Samiria, Alto Purús and Manu National Reserves in Peru. In Ecuador, its distribution range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní, Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.
Ariadne Angulo, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2010. Rhaebo glaberrimus. In: IUCN 2014