Species description based on Savage (1968). A small frog. Males and females are similarly sized (to about 24 mm), but can be distinguished because males have mottling on the throat whereas females throats are white. The third finger of adult males is swollen.
The dorsal surface is dark brown, bordered on either side by a lighter dorsolateral stripe.
Lateral surface dark except for a light stripe (sometimes fragmented) extending from the groin to halfway to the eye. Rear surface of thighs have two dark marks above and below a central light line.
Feet have no webbing between the toes.
Habitat and Ecology
Lowland forest to 1600 m.
Life History and Behavior
Tadpoles are pale in color (Savage 1968). Some brown flecks may be present on the dorsal surface (Savage 1968). Mouthparts consist of two upper (one continuous and one partial) and three lower teethrows (Savage 1968).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Colostethus pratti
There are 14 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Colostethus pratti
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 67
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Colostethus pratti is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family. It is found in Colombia and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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