This species is known only from the type locality, Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas, in the municipality of Urrao, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, from 1,300-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The details of its habitat and ecology are unknown, and there is no information given in the original description. The larvae are likely to develop in water.
Its population status is unknown.
The major threats to this species are unknown.
It is currently known only from a single protected area: Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas. Taxonomic research is needed to determine the validity of this species.
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 might be a synonym of another species (Lynch pers. comm.).
John Lynch, Fernando Castro 2004. Colostethus dysprosium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55073A11248478. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55073A11248478.en