Pristimantis imitatrix
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from lowland rainforest at Finca Panguana (200 m asl) on the Río Llullapichis, 4–5 km upstream from the Río Pachitea, (Huanuco Region), central Peru and Tambopata in Madre de Dios Region in southern Peru. It is not recorded from Bolivia, however this lowland species is expected to range more widely. It is present below 200 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits lowland humid tropical rainforest. The holotype was found in a rocky streambed in lowland rainforest by day. These frogs ascend low vegetation at night and take diurnal refuge amidst leaf litter on the ground (Duellman and Lehr 2009). It is not known if it occurs in modified habitats. This species breeds by direct development.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Presumably there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to human activities such as agriculture for crops and livestock.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species overlaps with Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (Madre de Dios).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of this species requires resolution.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis imitatrix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56664A61410914. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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