Pristimantis incanus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 known from only three localities on the eastern face of the Andes in Cocodrillos, Napo Province, Ecuador. It has been recorded from 1,700-2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in well-shaded cloud forest, and most individuals have been recorded perched on bushes or low trees at night (Lynch and Duellman 1980). It has also been found above small streams. Breeding is by direct development.


It is a rare species (only three specimens were collected in 2001).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural activities, involving both crops and livestock, as well as logging. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis incanus. In: IUCN 2014


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