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Anomaloglossus atopoglossus
family: Dendrobatidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, El Boqueronin, in the Serrania de los Paraguas, in Valle del Cauca Department on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, between 1,800 and 2,260m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs under rocks next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, though the larvae are presumably carried to streams to develop.

Population

It is a locally abundant species, but was not recorded during surveys undertaken in 1997, and its current population status is uncertain.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Habitat degradation caused by expansion of agriculture, water pollution, fumigation of illegal crops and timber extraction are all potential threats to this species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is not within a protected area. More research into the species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is similar to Anomaloglossus lacrimosus according to Grant, Humphrey and Myers (1997).

Citation

Taran Grant, Fernando Castro 2004. Anomaloglossus atopoglossus. In: IUCN 2013

 

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