Nymphargus armatus
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
Species Description: Cisneros-Heredia DF, McDiarmid RW 2007 Revision of the characters of Centrolenidae (Amphibia: Anura: Athesphatanura) with comments on its taxonomy and description of new taxa of glassfrogs. Zootaxa 1572:1-82.
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from near Boquerón at the base of Cerro Ingles, near Vereda La Amarillas, Município El Cairo, in Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,160m asl. Even though every stream within 5km of the type locality has been sampled, the species has not been recorded, suggesting that it has a very restricted range.

Habitat and Ecology

Specimens have been collected on vegetation next to an open stream in primary forest. Its breeding habits are not known, but it is likely to breed in streams.


It was reportedly a common species when collected.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats, but given its small range it is susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is within a private reserve, which is part of a larger network of reserves. Maintenance of the habitat of this restricted-range species is essential to ensure its persistence, and it requires close population monitoring given its restriction to a single location.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus armatus. In: IUCN 2014


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