This species is known from three localities on the western slope of the western Andes between 800 and 1,280m asl: Dabeiba and Frontino, both in Antioquia Department; and Mistrato in Risaralda Department.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on vegetation next to streams in very humid tropical forest and cloud forest. It presumably lays its eggs above the stream and the larvae then drop into the stream below, as with other species in the genus.
It is thought to be uncommon, and is currently known from only three specimens.
The threats to this species include habitat loss due to timber extraction, cattle raising and agricultural development.
One of the localities from which it is known is within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Fernando Castro, Taran Grant 2004. Nymphargus chami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54952A11231592. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54952A11231592.en