Colostethus fugax
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 is currently known from the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Ecuador, from 600-700m asl, and it is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in moist forests in the eastern tropical altitudinal zone. Its range lies in a transition zone between humid tropical forest and very humid premontane forest. There is no information known about its breeding habits, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams, as with other species of the genus.


The population status of this species is not known, but it has been recorded as recently as 2001.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Major threats to this species’ habitat include agricultural activities (both cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock), as well as logging.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Colostethus fugax. In: IUCN 2014


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