Atelopus spurrelli
family: Bufonidae

© 2007 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 in the Colombian Pacific lowlands, in Valle de Cauca, Risaralda, and Choco Departments, between 50 and 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in leaf-litter in humid forests close to water sources, and is presumed to breed in streams. It has been found in primary and secondary forest, but not in heavily degraded areas.


It is a locally abundant species, and has apparently not shown any dramatic population declines. It has been recorded as recently as 2001.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, the planting of illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Since it occurs at very low altitudes, it might not be as prone to chytridiomycosis as other members of its genus.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas. Continued population monitoring is required, especially in light of the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Wilmar Bolívar, Stefan Lötters 2004. Atelopus spurrelli. In: IUCN 2014


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