This species is known only from the type locality in Valle del Cauca Department on the western slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, at 1,500m asl. However, it is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground near streams in sub-Andean forests. It is a very adaptable species and is also found in cropland and cow pastures. Eggs are laid in the leaf-litter and the larvae are then carried to streams where they develop further.
It is common.
There are no known threats to this adaptable species.
Taxonomic research is needed to confirm its proposed synonymy with Colostethus fraterdanieli.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This form is probably a synonym of Colostethus fraterdanieli (Grant and Castro 1998).
Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Colostethus brachistriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55056A11246765. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55056A11246765.en