This species is found in the Pacific lowlands of South America from extreme southern Colombia (Nariño Department) through Ecuador, to the lowlands of northwestern Perú (Departamentos: Piura, Tumbes). Its altitudinal range is from 0-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal frog of lowland and premontane wet and dry forests. It has also been found in disturbed areas. Lives in bromeliads and holes in tree trunks. It reproduces in lentic waterbodies.
This species is common in Ecuador (many seen in 2003) and is uncommon in Peru.
Large parts of the habitat have been destroyed by deforestation for agricultural activities and cattle ranching, but the species is reasonably adaptable and not seriously threatened.
In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Mache Chindul, Parque Nacional Machalilla, and Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. In Peru, it occurs in the Zona Reservada de Tumbes.
Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Trachycephalus jordani. In: IUCN 2014