AmphibiaWeb - Centrolene hybrida


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Centrolene hybrida Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Centrolene
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Adult females reach 20-23.1 mm SVL, males reach 20-21.9 mm SVL. Head is wider than body, and wider than it is long (head width is 34.6-42.7% SVL). Snout short and round. Loreal region is concave, lips rounded and thick. Eyes large and directed anterolaterally at 45 degrees. When viewed ventrally, eyes visible around border of upper jaw. Anteroposterior diameter of eye is approx. 36.9-47.6% skull length. Supratympanic fold is thin and very well defined. Tongue equally long as it is wide. Humeral spine present in males and exernally visible. When legs adpressed anteriorly, and arms adpressed posteriorly, knees overlap with the elbows. Dorsal skin smooth. Males have small spines adjacent to the tympanum and around the upper lip (in males only). Belly and thighs grainy in textur; throat is smooth. Pair of tubercles under claoca at posteroventral end of thighs. Coloration is a uniform light to dark green with yellowish specks dorsally. White spots are found the lateral portions of the head and forearm. Iris is a grayish yellow reticulated with black. Gular region is translucent, palms of hands and feet yellow. Bones green.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Centrolene hybrida has been collected on the eastern side of the Cordillera Oriental in Columbia as far north as Pajarito (1600-2000 m). It has been collected as far south as El Alto de Gabinete (1410 m). It has also been collected in the Municipios de Garagoa (2020 m) and Miraflores (2000 m). This species lives along openings in the forest.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
In may 1981, 1983, and October 1985, some females were collected with eggs while others were observed depositing eggs on the underside of leaves and fern fronds at approximately 1-3 m above the surface of water.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing


Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1991). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia II: Nuevas especies de Centrolene de la Cordillera Oriental y Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.'' Lozania, (58), 1-26.

Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2002-10-21)
Edited by: Raul E. Diaz (2009-06-23)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Centrolene hybrida <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 16, 2024.

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