This species has a wide distribution in the upper Amazon; it is known from eastern Ecuador; eastern Colombia (Amazonia and Vaupés); Marahuaca, Venezuela and Iquitos, Peru. In Venezuela, it is known from a single juvenile specimen from Temiche, Cerro Marahuaca, Amazonas State (La Marca 1992). It has been recorded at elevations of up to 1,350 m asl. It has only been collected once in Ecuador. It also occurs at Serra da Neblina, Amazonas, and Brazil. The extent of occurrence is 997,450 km
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in old and second growth lowland tropical rainforest and it is found on the ground in primary forest (Rodríguez and Duellman 1994). It reproduces in small rivers and temporary and permanent streams.
It is common in Colombia but rare elsewhere, although may be understudied in some areas. Overall the population is stable.
Deforestation for wood harvest is a threat to this species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Rhinella ceratophrys. In: IUCN 2014