Centrolene pipilatum
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Río Salado, Río Azuelo and 16km from Santa Rosa in Napo and Sucumbíos Provinces, Ecuador, at 1,300-1,740m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found near streams in cloud forest, and has been recorded over 3m above the ground. Eggs are presumably laid on vegetation, with the larvae developing in water.


First collected in 1971, this species was last recorded in 1977. Several trips to known localities where the species occurs have not turned up any individuals (e.g. Bustamante 2002); however, the area of available habitat in the vicinity of the type locality is large, and the sampling effort has probably been insufficient.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation mainly due to smallholder farming and livestock ranching. It is possible that it may also have been affected by chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

It probably occurs in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Centrolene pipilatum. In: IUCN 2014


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