Niceforonia aderca
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Hypodactylinae
Species Description: Lynch, J.D. 2003. A new species of frog from northeastern Colombia (Genus Eleutherodactylus: Leptodactylidae).Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales: 288.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the type locality: vereda El Centro, Betulia Municipality, Santander Department, Colombia, at an altitude of 2,280m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with mature montane forest, where the holotype was found in leaf-litter. It is presumed to have a direct development breeding strategy.


It is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss due to smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.


John Lynch 2004. Hypodactylus adercus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56398A11462664. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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