This species is known only from the type locality, El Boqueronin, in the Serrania de los Paraguas, in Valle del Cauca Department on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, between 1,800 and 2,260m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs under rocks next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, though the larvae are presumably carried to streams to develop.
It is a locally abundant species, but was not recorded during surveys undertaken in 1997, and its current population status is uncertain.
Habitat degradation caused by expansion of agriculture, water pollution, fumigation of illegal crops and timber extraction are all potential threats to this species' habitat.
The type locality is not within a protected area. More research into the species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
This species is similar to Anomaloglossus lacrimosus according to Grant, Humphrey and Myers (1997).
Grant, T. & Castro, F. 2008. Anomaloglossus atopoglossus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T55048A11245697. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T55048A11245697.en