This species' geographic range extends from Amazonian Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia to the Guianas and central Amazonian Brazil. This species is found at elevations from 50-860m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal species that has been found on the ground, close to rivers, or in deep leaf-litter on the forest floor in tropical rainforests. The species seems to be associated with mature gallery forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent waterbodies, some dug by the adults; embryonic and larval development occurs in water.
It is locally common, except in the Guianas and Peru, where it is rare.
Logging, forest conversion and clear cutting are all threats to this species. It is not tolerant of habitat alteration. However, it has a vast range, and the threats to the species are generally localized. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.
It occurs in many protected areas throughout its range.
This species' taxonomic status is unclear, since it is probably a complex of several species.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Marinus Hoogmoed, Steffen Reichle 2010. Rhaebo guttatus. In: IUCN 2014