AmphibiaWeb - Cochranella litoralis


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Cochranella litoralis (Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1996)
Litoral Glassfrog, Rana de Cristal del Litoral.
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Cochranella
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Member of the Centrolene peristictum group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) snout truncated when viewed dorsally and laterally, 3) skin finley granular, almost smooth, 4) ulnar/tarsal folds absent, 5) humeral spine conical and curved to 40º, 6) tympanum large. Medium sized adults reaching 19.4mm SVL; head slightly wider than long (head width is 35.6% SVL); distance from nostril to eye is 56.7% diameter of eye (eye is 48.4% length of head); tympanum is 26.7% diameter of eye; tibial length is 54.6% SVL; when hind limb adpressed anteriorly the ankle slightly passes the snout.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador

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Only known from its type locality at the departament of Nariño, county of Tumaco, La Guayacana, Litoral Pacífico, 1° 49. 8´ Latitude N, 78° 46. 2´ W of Greenwich, 100 m.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1996). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia IX: Dos nuevas especies del suroeste de Colombia.'' Lozania, (68), 1-11.

Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2002-12-22)
Edited by: Raul E. Diaz (2009-06-23)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Cochranella litoralis: Litoral Glassfrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 15, 2024.

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