Nymphargus cochranae
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
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: Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in northern and southern Ecuador (Sucumbios, Pastaza and Zamora Chinchipe Departments), at elevations of 1,100-1,600m asl. It might occur a little more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane rainforest along streams with steep gradients (Lynch and Duellman, 1973). Reproduction is presumed to occur via eggs laid on vegetation, with the tadpoles developing in the water.


This species is noted as being uncommon across most of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction and degradation is a threat to this species, mainly as a result of smallholder farming activities and clear-cutting of forests. Predictions suggest that, in Ecuador, almost half of the habitats suitable for this species have been deforested (Cisneros-Heredia, 2008).

Conservation Actions

Its distribution range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Reserva Ecológica Antisana, Parque Nacional Podocarpus and Parque Nacional Llanganates.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2010. Nymphargus cochranae. In: IUCN 2014


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