Pristimantis moro
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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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, Costa Rica, Panama



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the premontane zone of the Atlantic slope from central Costa Rica (1,245m asl) and Pacific versant central Panama (550-975m asl), and is also known from localities near La Hondura, San José Province, in Costa Rica. In Colombia it is still known only from the type locality in Río Raposa, Valle del Cauca department, but it most likely occurs up to the Panama border along the Pacific coast. This is a very small frog found in the canopy, and so it is probably significantly under-recorded, and the apparently patchy distribution is probably not an accurate representation of its status.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal species of humid montane forest. It is principally a canopy species with few known specimens. It is presumed to breed by direct development, like other species of the genus.


There is very little information, since it is so hard to collect.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are unknown at present, but its known range in Colombia is currently not threatened and is remote from human influence.

Conservation Actions

The species has been recorded from two protected areas in Panama and the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo in Costa Rica. The known location is not within a protected area in Colombia but the area in between the known localities includes several protected areas that it is likely to be recorded from. An ex-situ population of this species is breeding at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center in Panama (Edgardo Griffith pers. comm. September, 2007).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Lynch, J. 2008. Pristimantis moro. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56777A11519914. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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