This species ranges from northern Chocó Department in the Pacific lowlands, around the northern tip of the Western and Central Cordilleras of the Andes, and to the middle Magdalena Valley. It occurs in the Departments of Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Chocó, Córdoba and Santander. It is a lowland species that occurs up to 400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal species inhabiting humid lowland forest along streamsides. It is often found along rocky sections of forest streams. It is assumed that the species has some immunity to anthropogenic habitat change. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the adults carry the tadpoles to streams.
It is an abundant species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, logging, human settlement, illegal crops and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
This species occurs in a number of protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution and population status.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
Colostethus cacerensis is considered to be a synonym of C. inguinalis following Grant (2004). C. panamensis was removed from synonymy with this species (Grant 2004).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Colostethus inguinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55096A85892710. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T55096A85892710.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019