AmphibiaWeb - Centrolene sanchezi


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Centrolene sanchezi Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991
Sánchez’s Glassfrog, Rana de cristal de Sánchez.
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Centrolene
Taxonomic Notes: Centrolene guanacarum and C. bacata under the synonymy of C. sanchezi after Guayasamin JM, Cisneros-Heredia DF, McDiarmid RW, Pena P, Hutter CR 2020 Glassfrogs of Ecuador: Diversity, Evolution, and Conservation. Diversity, 12, 22.
Centrolene sanchezi
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A member of the Centrolene peristicta group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine teeth absent, 2) bones green in life, 3) color in life is dark green with yellow bumps, 4) snout is elliptically shaped when viewed dorsally and when viewed laterally has slope anteroventrally, 5) dorsal skin is smooth with many flat yellow tubercles (some pronounced), 6) folds and tubercles absent from ulnar and tarsal regions, 7) humeral spine is triangular, short, and at 45º angle. Adult males reach 18.9-20.7mm SVL, females not known. Head wider than body, wider than long (head width is 36.2-37.2 % SVL); nostril to anterior portion of eye is 48.8-64.3 % of eye width. Eyes not visible around border of snout when viewed ventrally. Eye width is 61.8-68.2 % head length. Supratympanic fold poorly developed. Tibial length is 58.7-59.3% SVL.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Only known from the type locality at the department of Caquetá, county of Florenci, Vereda Gabinete, 1º 4’ latitude N, 75º 4’ W of Greenwich, 2190m. It was collected at 1-2m above the floor on vegetation.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1991). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia II: Nuevas especies de Centrolene de la Cordillera Oriental y Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.'' Lozania, (58), 1-26.

Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2002-12-22)
Edited by: Raul E. Diaz (2003-01-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Centrolene sanchezi: Sánchez’s Glassfrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 25, 2024.

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