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Atelopus longibrachius
family: Bufonidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 region of the type locality: El Tambo, near Guisito, at 800m asl, Cauca Department, Colombia. Lötters (1996) suggested that the elevation given for the type locality (300m asl) was a typographic error in the original publication.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the ground in tropical humid forests, and presumably breeds in streams.

Population

There is no recent information on the population status of this species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is likely to be chytridiomycosis, as has occurred in many other species of Atelopus (although its occurrence at lower altitudes might afford it some level of protection from the disease). Additional threats include deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique. In view of the severe risk of chytridiomycosis, it is a high priority to conduct surveys to determine the current population status of this species, as well as to initiate a captive-breeding programme

Citation

Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Wilmar Bolívar, Stefan Lötters 2004. Atelopus longibrachius. In: IUCN 2014

 

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