Hyalinobatrachium ibama
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Norte de Santander and Santander Departments, Colombia, between 1,600 and 2,050m asl. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in riparian habitats in old-growth forests. It lays its eggs on vegetation, and the tadpoles develop in streams.


It is common, and there are many recent records.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion (cattle ranching, planting of illegal crops, and especially onion farming) is the main threat to this species. Pollution, resulting from the fumigation of illegal crops, is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá, Alto Río Fonce and Area Natural Unica Los Estoraques.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.


Jose Vicente Rueda, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz 2004. Hyalinobatrachium ibama. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55019A11240071. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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