Colostethus ucumari
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Species Description: Grantn T,2007 A new, toxic species of Colostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae) from the Cordillera Central of Colombia. Zootaxa 1555: 39-51

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Colostethus ucumari is known from cloud forest localities in the Cordillera Central of Colombia at approximately 2100–2500 m above sea level (Grant, 2007).

Type material of Colostethus ucumari was collected at: Parque Regional Natural Ucumarí (ca 2500 m above sea level), Department of Risaralda, at approximately 4 42’ N, 75 29’ W; Hacienda El Carelia, ca. 8 km E Salento, Department of Quindío; Finca La Cristalina (2152–2250 m) ,Vereda Guamal, Pijao, Department of Risaralda; 20.3 mi WNW Cajamarca, Department of Tolima; 6 km ESE Villa María (2130 m), Department of Caldas; 5.5–6 km by road southeastward from Villa María (2320 m), Department of Caldas, Colombia (Grant, 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Colostethus ucumari is a riparian species not known to occur more than a few meters (<3 m) from the water’s edge. Specimens were collected in grassy vegetation, on and beneath rocks along streams and pools, in both primary forest and in or at the edge of forest clearings, such as pastures and grassy roadside drainage ditches. Most specimens were
taken during diurnal collecting, although some type specimens were collected while active at night (Grant, 2007).


Information on population status is currently unavailable for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

Colostethus ucumari is known to occur in a regional protected area, as well as outside of the confines of this area.

Taxonomic Notes

Colostethus ucumari can be distinguished from other Colostethus by means of morphological differences and colour patterns; it is also the second species of Colostethus known to possess skin toxins (Grant, 2007).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Colostethus ucumari. In: IUCN 2014


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