Pristimantis molybrignus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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 the departments of Cauca, Valle, Risaralda, and Choco on the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, from 1,110-2,350m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs along streams on medium to low level vegetation in primary and secondary cloud forest. Although it has not been recorded outside forest it is tolerant of a degree of habitat disturbance. Breeding is by direct development.


It is usually a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops) is a localized threat to this species, but there are currently no major threats to it. Other high-altitude, stream-breeding Eleutherodactylus species have undergone declines possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so this might be a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, and Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá. Given the possible threat of chytridiomycosis this species should be monitored carefully.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis molybrignus. In: IUCN 2014


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