Pristimantis sobetes
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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 only from a few localities in the Río Saloya basin, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, from 1,700-2,050m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in cloud forest in a humid temperate regime, occurring in low vegetation near streams. It also occurs in old and secondary growth. Reproduction is by direct development.


It is a rare species, and was seen most recently in 2002.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (primarily livestock farming) and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and its cloud forest habitat is in need of protection.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Pristimantis sobetes. In: IUCN 2014


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