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Nymphargus prasinus
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Valle del Cauca Department, northwards through Choco and Risaralda departments to Antioquia Department, on the western flank of the western Andes, in Colombia, between 900 and 1,450m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in rainforests and sub-Andean forest, and is often found on vegetation along streams (being restricted to streams with canopy cover). It lays its eggs on the upper surface of leaves and when hatched the tadpoles drop into the stream below.

Population

It can be locally common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats are habitat fragmentation and loss, due to the expansion of agriculture (cattle raising and planting of illegal crops), and water pollution.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes Parque Nacional Natural Orquideas.

Citation

Fernando Castro, Taran Grant, Erik Wild 2004. Nymphargus prasinus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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