Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from Antioquia, Choco, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca Departments on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, from 50-1,500m asl. It probably occurs more widely, in particular between known sites.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to closed-canopy forest alongside streams in primary forest. Breeding is by direct development.

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, 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 Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
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Population

Population
This is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
It is probably affected by ongoing forest loss in some parts of its range, especially for agriculture and logging, as well as by fumigation of illegal crops. However, much of its habitat is relatively remote from human influence, though this is likely to change in the near future. Other high-altitude, stream-breeding Eleutherodactylus species have undergone declines possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so this might be a potential future threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Some populations are within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas and Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.
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