AmphibiaWeb - Centrolene huilense


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Centrolene huilense Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995
Huila Glassfrog, Rana de Cristal de Huila
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Centrolene
Centrolene huilense
© 2010 Division of Herpetology, University of Kansas (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A member of the prosoblepon group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) bones green in life, 3) anterior ½ of the parietal peritoneum is white, 4) color in life (dorsally) is green with flecks of dark green and cream, 5) dorsal skin finely granular with many small tubercles and wrinkles, 6) prominent ulnar and tarsal folds, 7) humeral spine medium sized, curved posteriorly, 8) bottom ¾ of tympanum visible. Adults are medium sized, males reach a length of 23.6-26.7mm SVL; head as wide as body, where head width is 33.1-36.5% SVL; distance from nostril to anterior portion of eye is 54.5-63.3% of the diameter of the eye; diameter of the eye is 37.2-41.0% length of head; humeral spine visible externally and angled 35º; length of tibia is 55.0-61.3% SVL; ankles can reach anterior portion of snout when adpressed anteriorly.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador

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Known from the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in the department of Hiula, county of San José de Isnos between 1980 m and 2190 m. Type locality is in the department of Huila, county of San José de Isnos, 1 km NW Isnos, eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, 1° 57´ N, 76° 15´ W, 2190 m.

It also has been reported from Reserva Yanayacu, Provincia del Napo, Ecuador (Guayasamin and Funk 2009).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Guayasamin, J., and Funk, W. (2009). ''The amphibian community at Yanayacu Biological Station, Ecuador, with a comparison of vertical microhabitat use among Pristimantis species and the description of a new species of the Pristimantis myersi group.'' Zootaxa, 2220, 41-66.

Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1995). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia VIII: Cuatro nuevas especies de Centrolene de la Cordillera Central.'' Lozania, (65), 1-16.

Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2002-12-22)
Edited by: Raul E. Diaz, updated Michelle Koo (2018-03-22)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2018 Centrolene huilense: Huila Glassfrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 25, 2024.

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