Pristimantis ventriguttatus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Kohler 2007 A new species of the Pristimantis orestes group (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Cordillera Occidental in northern Peru. Zootaxa 1621:45-54.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known from the type locality: Hacienda Taulis, Province of Santa Cruz, Cajamarca Region, Peru (Lehr and Köhler 2007). It occurs between 1,700 and 1,800 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits tropical montane forests. It presumably breeds by direct development.


There is little information available on the population status and trends for this species as it is known only from the type series, comprised of four specimens (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation of the dry forests in northern Peru due to agriculture is an ongoing issue (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008), however effects on this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded within Reserva de Vida Silvestre Bosques Nublados de Udima. It is listed as Vulnerable (VU) in Peru and has legal protection provided by the Categorization in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (Decreto Supremo Nº004-2014-MINAGRI), which bans all hunting, capture, possession, transport or export of the species for commercial purposes.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Pristimantis orestes group according to the original publication. Pristimantis ventriguttatus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Lehr and Köhler 2007).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis ventriguttatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T136083A89220216. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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