Gastrotheca argenteovirens
family: Hemiphractidae

© 2009 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 1)
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 southern part of the Cordillera Occidental, and the central and southern part of the western flanks of the Cordillera Central and Macizo Central in Cauca, Nariño and Valle del Cauca Departments in Colombia. It has been recorded between 1,760–3,050 m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in subpáramo, cloud forest and farmlands (Duellman and Trueb 2015). It occurs on vegetation inside the forest and next to streams in Andean forests. It also inhabits open areas, pastures and human disturbed areas. The eggs are raised in a pouch on the back of the female and the tadpoles are then transported to small pools, where the tadpoles develop further.


It is a very common species and the population is considered to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown, although it is a very adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. 

Research Needs
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Gastrotheca argenteovirens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55324A85896495. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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