Nymphargus chami
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species include habitat loss due to timber extraction, cattle raising and agricultural development.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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