Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the cloud forests of the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, from the department of Risaralda to the department of Valle del Cauca, in Colombia, from 1,400-2,700m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found on the ground in primary and secondary cloud forests, but has not been recorded outside forest. It breeds by direct development.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch

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

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordilllera of the Colombian Andes.
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threat to the species is habitat loss caused by agricultural development, including the planting of illegal crops.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, but there is an urgent need for the expansion and strengthening of the existing protected areas network in Colombia's Cordillera Occidental.
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Wikipedia

Eleutherodactylus calcaratus

Eleutherodactylus calcaratus is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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