Hypodactylus babax
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Hypodactylinae

Anfibios del Ecuador

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, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs mainly on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, from the Department of Antioquia south to Narino, with a possibly isolated population in Pichincha Province in northwestern Ecuador. There are additional populations on the northern slope of Cordillera Occidental (Antioquia), and on the eastern slope of Cordillera Central (Antioquia and Caldas). It occurs at elevations of 1,200-2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal species of montane cloud forest, including secondary forest and clearings, but not in very open areas. It is not associated with streams. It is presumed to breed by direct development, though the egg deposition site is not known.


It is a not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, plantations, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some protected areas in Colombia, such as Los Farallones de Cali and Munchique National Natural Parks.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Wilmar BolĂ­var, Taran Grant 2004. Hypodactylus babax. In: IUCN 2014


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