Pristimantis ceuthospilus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from elevations of 1,735-1,840m asl on the western slopes of the Cordillera de Huancabamba (the Huancambamba depression is a complex system of relatively low ridges, basins, and valleys), and at 1,500m asl on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the province of Piura, northern Peru. The range of this species is not completely known, and it could occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of montane forest. Males have been found calling from leaves and stems of herbaceous vegetation 14-40cm above the ground along a road cut in cloud forest. Adults of both sexes were found in bromeliads by day. Breeding occurs by direct development.


It is a common species where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is the destruction and loss of habitat for livestock ranching and as a result of selective logging.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas, and there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Erik Wild 2004. Pristimantis ceuthospilus. In: IUCN 2014


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