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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to Colombia. In Colombia it ranges from northern Choco Department in the Pacific lowlands, around the northern tip of the Western and Central Cordilleras of the Andes, to the middle Magdalena Valley. It is a lowland species that occurs up to 400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal species of humid lowland and montane forest, living along streamsides. It is often found along rocky sections of forest streams. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the adults carry the tadpoles to streams. It is assumed that the species has some immunity to anthropogenic habitat change.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Colostethus cacerensis is considered to be a synonym of C. inguinalis following Grant (2004). C. panamensis has recently been removed from synonymy with this species (Grant 2004).


Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Colostethus inguinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55096A11241235.


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