Centrolene antioquiense
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

© 2016 Laura Bravo Valencia (1 of 2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Antioquia and Caldas Departments, on the western flank of the central Andes in Colombia from 1,850-2,450m asl, and might occur a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is vegetation alongside streams in sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when hatched the larvae drop into the water below where they develop further. The species requires gallery forest cover over the streams to allow it to reproduce.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Water pollution from agriculture is a major threat. Deforestation is only a localized threat at present, although desiccation and loss of overhanging leaves for breeding are potential problems in the future.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species is not within any protected areas.


Wilmar BolĂ­var, John Lynch 2004. Centrolene antioquiense. In: IUCN 2014


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