This species is known from the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Santander, Cundinamarca, Tolima and Bolivar in Colombia. It has been recorded between 800–2,000 m asl and the extent of occurrence (EOO) of its range is 41,000 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on rocks in fast-flowing mountain streams in transition and montane forest. It appears that the species tolerates some degree of perturbation as it has been found in degraded open areas. The eggs are carried on the back of the female and the young develop directly. There is a simultaneous hatching off eggs into froglets (Duellman and Trueb 2015).
It is a common species.
The species tolerates some level of perturbation, so agricultural activities, livestock and logging may represent a minor threat to the species.
This species occurs in Reserva Regional Bosque de Florencia in Caldas Department.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species is listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed, is common, and because there are no major widespread threats currently affecting its population.
This genus has recently been removed from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55305A85897134. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T55305A85897134.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019