This species’ geographic range is from the upper Amazon Basin of southeastern Colombia, Ecuador (three localities), Peru and Brazil. It has an altitudinal range of 50-300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This semi aquatic frog is commonly found amidst floating vegetation, usually dominated by water lettuce (Pistia), in open permanent and semi permanent waterbodies (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994) including ponds, large lakes, flooded meadows and other lentic waterbodies (such as streams with standing water). It breeds in these wetlands. It may be present in altered habitats where waterbodies with floating vegetation are available.
It is generally common throughout much of its range.
While there are no immediate threats to this species, localized habitat loss is no doubt affecting some populations.
In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha. It is present in Parque Nacional Manu in Peru. Found in many conservation areas in Brazil.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Marinus Hoogmoed, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Sphaenorhynchus dorisae. In: IUCN 2014