Pristimantis jaguensis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Rivera-Prieto DA, Rivera-Correa M, Daza JM 2014 A new colorful species of Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae) from the eastern flank of the Cordiller Central in Colombia. Zootaxa 3900: 223-242.
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



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently only known from three localities (Alejandría, San Rafael and Anorí), Antioquia Department of the eastern flank of the northern Cordillera Central in Colombia (Rivera-Prieto et al. 2014). It occurs at elevations between 1,000 and 1,500 m asl. Its EOO is 431 km2. It may be more widely distributed than its currently known range.

Habitat and Ecology

This arboreal, nocturnal species appears to be associated with secondary humid forest composed primarily of small shrubs, trees and bamboo (Rivera-Prieto et al. 2014). Although there is limited ecological information, it is expected to have seasonal reproduction whereby breeding occurs by direct development, as with other congeners.


It is an abundant species (C. Molina-Zuluaga pers. comm. 2016). One study measured population trends over a nine month period using recapture methods and found the population to be stable during the study period (Molina-Zuluaga et al. 2014). The rate of population growth is sensitive to climatic variations (Molina-Zuluaga et al. 2014).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to the species are not known. The habitat where the species occurs is in suitable condition.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is present in the buffer zone of a dam (private protected area which is the compensation area for the dam), San Lorenzo Reservas Forestales Protectoras Regionales (Alejandría) and Reserva La Forzosa (Anorí). 

Research Needed
Research is needed to better determine its distribution and population size and whether there any threats currently affecting its population.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


This species is listed as Least Concern because, although its distribution is restricted—it has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 431 km2—it is common and has a stable population, it occurs in well preserved habitat, is present in protected areas and there are no known major threats currently affecting the species.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis jaguensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T78543203A85899682. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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