Nymphargus grandisonae
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the western slopes of the Western and Central Cordilleras in Colombia, from Antioquia Department, south to the Pacific versant of the Andes of north and central Ecuador (south to Cotopaxi Province). It has been recorded at 1,140-2,710m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on vegetation, usually along streams, but also beside still water, in cloud forest. It also lives near pastures, roadsides, but always close to forest. It breeds in streams and still pools.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are: deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement; introduction of alien predatory fish in streams; and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador its distribution range overlaps with Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas. It occurs in many protected areas in Colombia.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

As used by Lynch and Duellman (1973) this name applies to the species currently recognized as Centrolenella lynchi.


Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Erik Wild 2004. Nymphargus grandisonae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54914A11222520.


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