Pristimantis piceus
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: Colombia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs between the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindío, Tolima, Valle del Cauca Huila, and Cauca on the central Cordillera of Colombia, between 2,305–3,400 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo and páramo areas, as well as upper primary and secondary montane forest. During the day it occurs on the ground, among low grass or under logs and rocks. At night, when active, it can be found on vegetation, especially in open areas on top of weeds. It breeds via direct development.


It is quite a common species and is considered to have a stable population.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops are localized threats, but there are no threats overall to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is found in several protected areas.

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

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitats and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis piceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56857A85878397. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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