This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the municipality of Ituango in Antioquia Department, Colombia, at 1,575m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in leaf-litter near streams in cloud forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, but the larvae presumably develop in streams.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which has not been collected since the original type series.
The major threats to this species are unknown.
A replacement for the badly damaged holotype is required to enable much needed research into the taxonomic status of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species is possibly conspecific with Colostethus fraterdanieli (Grant pers. comm.).
Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Colostethus yaguara. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55168A11262937. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55168A11262937.en