Dendropsophus manonegra
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Rivera-Correa M, Orrico VGD 2013 Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new species of treefrog of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group (Anura: Hylidae) from Amazon basin of Colombia and with an exceptional color pattern. Zootaxa 3680: 447-460.
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 known from the upper Amazon basin in the eastern foothills of the Andes in Caquetá, Cauca and Putumayo Departments, southern Colombia. It occurs between elevations of 400 and 1,589 m Asl (Rivera-Correa and Orrico 2013, J. Mueses-Cisneros pers. comm. August 2016). Its EOO is 2,690 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found in humid foothill forests, as well as pasture with no immediate forest cover and close to temporary and artificial ponds. It is tolerant of modified habitats. Calling males have been observed on floating or emergent vegetation or the vegetation surrounding ponds (Rivera-Correa and Orrico 2013). It presumably breeds in ponds.


This species is common and fairly easy to detect within its range. It has been recorded as recently as 2015 (J. Mueses-Cisneros pers. comm. August 2016).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no widespread threats currently as the species adapts to disturbed habitats. However, mining companies are attempting to obtain concessions which, if successful, would destroy the habitat of this species in some localities.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is known from the Parque Nacional Natural Serranía de los Churrumbelos Auka-Wasi. 

Conservation Needed
No additional conservation measures are needed, other than to monitor mining activities. 

Research Needed
Additional surveys to better understand the distribution of the species are needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


This species is listed as Least Concern because, although the extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,690 km2, which is likely a product of the fact that the species was recently described (2013) and its distribution is still relatively unknown, there are no current threats, the species adapts to disturbed habitats and it occurs in a protected area.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Dendropsophus manonegra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T78484020A85988707. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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