This species occurs on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia in Cauca, Choco, and Valle del Cauca Departments, between 100 and 640m asl, although its distribution is not well known.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives along streams in lowland and foothill forests, and has not been found in degraded habitats. The details of its breeding biology are largely unknown, but it presumably breeds in streams, like other members of its genus.
It is a very rare species.
The major threats to this species are deforestation for agricultural development (including illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Wilmar Bolívar, Taran Grant 2004. Anomaloglossus lacrimosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55101A11249197. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55101A11249197.en