Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Panama
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IUCN (Red List) status: Endangered (EN).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species has been recorded from the Río Ucurgantí and Río Canclón of Darien Province, Panama, and tentatively from Río Zulia in Norte de Santander, in northern Colombia. It occurs up to 30 masl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an aquatic species restricted to swamps and other suitable wetlands. The eggs presumably develop on the back of the female, either by larval or direct development.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The major threat is habitat loss and destruction of forests surrounding the wetlands (due to logging, subsistence agriculture, and livestock farming); water pollution is also a threat.
It has been recorded from the Reserva Canclón Hidrológica in Panama, but additional protection of the wetland habitat of this species is needed. Further research is necessary to determine the current population status of this species.
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Manfred Beier 2010. Pipa myersi. In: IUCN 2012