Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from Choco, Antioquia, Valle de Cauca and Risaralda Departments, on the western flank of the western Andes, Colombia. Its altitudinal range is currently recorded as 1,900-1,960m asl but is presumably broader than this.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on vegetation next to streams in primary sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on the upper surface of leaves and when hatched the larvae fall into the water below where they then develop further.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Fernando Castro, John Lynch, Erik Wild

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Near Threatened because although the species appears not to be in decline, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
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Population

Population
It is very common.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are few threats at present to this very common species, because most of its range is in protected areas.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Populations of this species occur in Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá, and Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
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Wikipedia

Nymphargus ignotus

Nymphargus ignotus is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family, formerly placed in Cochranella. It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers.

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