Pristimantis alalocophus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the western flank of the central Andes in the departments of Quindío, Valle del Cauca, Caldas and Risaralda, Colombia, from 2,650-3,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on herbaceous vegetation or on humid rocks, about 20cm above the ground. It is possible to find individuals under small waterfalls or in small brooks covered by undergrowth, or under alder crops (Alnus acuminata) in the forest and forest edges. It has not been found outside forest habitat. Breeding is by direct development.


It is a very common species in its small range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known major threats to this species, since its habitat is relatively secure.

Conservation Actions

Its range does not include any protected areas. It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis alalocophus. In: IUCN 2014


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