Rulyrana spiculata
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two localities in Peru: Cosñipata (Cusco Department, at 1,700m asl) in the southern montane forest and Perene Valley (Pasco Department, at 1,200m asl) in the central montane forest. It is believed to occur in suitable intervening habitat.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is montane primary and secondary tropical forest, close to streams. Individuals have been recorded calling at night from the upper sides of leaves of herbaceous plants adjacent to a small stream. It is not present in degraded areas. Eggs are deposited on leaves, and larvae develop in streams.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In the Perene Valley it is threatened by agriculture (coffee, tea and coca cultivation) and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is present in Parque Nacional Manu. Further research into the distribution of this species is required as well as into the potential impacts of localized climate change and possible infection with the chytrid fungus.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Rulyrana spiculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54994A11227150. .Downloaded on 14 December 2018


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