Hyloxalus edwardsi
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 two localities in the Cordillera Oriental, La Cueva de las Moyas and the Páramo de Cruz Verde, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia, between 3,030 and 3,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in streams within caves and crevices. Breeding and larval development takes place in streams.


It was last seen in 1996. Three visits to the type locality have failed to turn up this species, and it is likely that it has declined severely due to complete habitat alteration.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by habitat loss due to conversion to timber forestry and water pollution caused by urban runoff.

Conservation Actions

The species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine the current population status of the species.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloxalus edwardsi. In: IUCN 2014


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