Pristimantis torrenticola
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 only from the Florencia Forest, SamanĂ¡ municipality, in Caldas department, in the Cordillera Central of Colombia, from 1,800-2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal species, found on low vegetation alongside streams in primary or secondary forest with suitable canopy cover. They lay eggs in the moss beside the stream, and breed by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss caused by subsistence wood collecting and clear cutting, and agricultural expansion (the planting of illegal crops). Water pollution, resulting from spraying of illegal crops, is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

The species' range is within the recently gazetted Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


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


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