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Pristimantis gaigei
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the Atlantic lowlands from extreme southeastern Costa Rica to eastern Panama and on the Pacific versant in central Colombia; populations in the Ríos Sinú, Cauca, and Magdalena questionably placed here (following Lynch, 1985). In Costa Rica it is known from the Valle de Talamanca and the vicinity of Carbón, Limón Province, at elevations of 20-200m asl (Savage, 2002).

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal species of primary humid lowland forest, and secondary forest. Adults are found under surface debris and in leaf-litter, its range often associated with caves or rocky stream banks. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is common in Panama and relatively rare in Costa Rica.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

The species has been recorded from many protected areas in Panama and Colombia and one in Costa Rica.

Citation

Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Bolaños, F., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Lynch, J. 2008. Pristimantis gaigei. In: IUCN 2014

 

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