AmphibiaWeb - Centrolene robledoi


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Centrolene robledoi Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Centrolene
Centrolene robledoi
© 2009 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A member of the prosoblepon group with the following combinationof characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) bones green in life, 3) the anterior half of the parietal peritoneum is white, visceral is transparent, 4) dorsal coor is pale green with some dark green or blue shades along with white spots along the tibia region or the legs adna a white stripe along the flanks, 5) skin finely granular, 6) ulnar and tarsal tubercles and folds absent, 7) humeral spine in males present, medium sized and curved posteriorly, 8) tympanum small and only ¾ exposed. The only member of the Centrolene genus with no vomerine dentition. Adults attain a small size; females reach 23.4-25.9mm SVL, males reach 19.9-24.4mm SVL. The trunk tapers posteriorly; head width is 34.0-39.7% SVL; distance from nostril to eye is 48.3-70.4% diameter of eye; diameter of eye is 35.4-43.8% length of the head; length of tibia is 52.1-57.9% SVL; when hind limb adpressed anteriorly the ankle reaching the most anterior part of the snout.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Known to occur north of the Cordillera Central in the department of Antioquia betweeb 2040 and 2940m, as well as in the department of Risaralda between 2300 and 2520m. Type locality is at the departament of Antioquia, county of San Pedro, vereda La Lana, property of La Montañita, ca. 4 Km. NW by highway to `El Tambo', sector north of the Cordillera Central, 6° 19´ latitude N, 75° 36´ W of Greenwich, 2510m.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


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 (2003-01-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Centrolene robledoi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 25, 2024.

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