Pristimantis piceus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2009 Esteban Alzate (1 of 1)
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 occurs between the departments of Antioquia and Cauca, on the central Cordillera of Colombia, between 2,540-3,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo and páramo areas, as well as upper primary and secondary forest. During the day it occurs on the ground, among low grass or under logs and rocks. At night, when active, it can be found on vegetation, especially in open areas on top of weeds. It breeds via direct development.


It is quite a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops are localized threats but there are no threats overall to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

The species is found in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


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