Centrolene antioquiense
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

© 2008 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 from Antioquia, Caldas and Tolima Departments, on the western flank of the central Andes in Colombia from 1,730–2,450 m Asl. Rivera-Correa (2010) found three additional localities in 2009, extending the species' range 32 km northwards and 60 km south. There is a record from Urrao in the in the eastern flank of the western Andes, but it needs confirmation and therefore is not included in this assessment. It may occur a little more widely. It is probably known from more than 10 locations and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 11,740 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits riparian montane, sub-Andean forest. Males call from high and medium heights in the trees. Eggs are laid on the underside of leaves overhanging the water and, when hatched, the larvae drop into the water below, where they develop further. The species requires gallery forest cover over the streams to allow it to reproduce (Rivera-Correa 2010).


In parts of its range it is common, although it may vary depending on the season. The population is not considered severely fragmented.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its natural habitat has been severely reduced due to deforestation (Rivera-Correa 2010), mainly from agriculture and livestock activities. Water pollution from agriculture is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species may occur in the Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia, Caldas Department.

Conservation Needed
Conservation of riparian habitats within its distribution.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened since although its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 11,740 km2 and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the central Colombian Andes, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Centrolene antioquiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54903A85877688. .Downloaded on 22 February 2019


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