Colostethus inguinalis
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, logging, human settlement, illegal crops and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in a number of protected areas.

Research Needed
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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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