Barycholos pulcher
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Holoadeninae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Pacific lowlands of Ecuador from 50-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits Western Ecuador Moist Forests in the Western Tropical Altitudinal Zone. Individuals are usually found in the leaf-litter. It can also be found in altered areas (secondary forest), but it is still restricted to habitats with leaf-litter. It breeds by direct development, and lays its eggs on leaf-litter.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Infrastructure development for human settlement, and agricultural pollution are major threats to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Ana Almendáriz 2004. Barycholos pulcher. In: IUCN 2014


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