Nymphargus ignotus
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 from Choco, Antioquia, Valle de Cauca and Risaralda Departments, on the western flank of the western Andes, Colombia. Its altitudinal range is currently recorded as 1,900-1,960m asl but is presumably broader than this.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on vegetation next to streams in primary sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on the upper surface of leaves and when hatched the larvae fall into the water below where they then develop further.


It is very common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are few threats at present to this very common species, because most of its range is in protected areas.

Conservation Actions

Populations of this species occur in Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá, and Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Fernando Castro, John Lynch, Erik Wild 2004. Nymphargus ignotus. In: IUCN 2014


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