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Pristimantis fetosus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
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 only from a few localities within the vicinity of the type locality, Puerto Suárez, on the Cordillera Occidental in Caldas Department, Colombia, from 1,800-2,650m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in primary and secondary forests, and is very dependent on humid conditions and streamside conditions. It can be found on rocks and low vegetation. It needs gallery forest to maintain the humid conditions, and hence is not tolerant of any disturbance of its habitat. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is not a common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat loss, as a result of deforestation for agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops), is the major threat to this species. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus associated with montane streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions

There are no protected areas within the range of the species, and there is a need for the protection of remaining tracts of montane forest in this region.

Citation

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

 

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