Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni
family: Hemiphractidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species tolerates some level of perturbation, so agricultural activities, livestock and logging may represent a minor threat to the species.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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