This species is known only from the type locality, "from a pass approximately 5km (by road) north-east of Mendoza (06° 18'S; 77° 27'W, altitude approximately 2,400m asl), Provincia Rodriguez de Mendoza, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru" (Duellman and Schulte 1992).
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is montane tropical rainforest, and individuals have been found in bromeliads. Its breeding habits are not known, though it presumably breeds by larval development.
Nothing is known about its population status.
The threats to this species are unknown.
It is not found in any protected areas. Further research is needed to assist its conservation.
Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea 2004. Rhinella arborescandens. In: IUCN 2014