Pristimantis colostichos
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a single, very restricted locality in the Páramo de Los Conejos, in the Sierra de la Culata, in the state of Mérida, Venezuela. It has been recorded from 3,000-3,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species that inhabits páramo grassland. It breeds by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture and habitat disturbance by tourists are major threats.

Conservation Actions

The population is protected within the Parque Nacional Sierra de la Culata. Close population monitoring of this species is required given that it is known only from a single locality.


Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Pristimantis colostichos. In: IUCN 2014


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