Colostethus brachistriatus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 type locality in Valle del Cauca Department on the western slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, at 1,500m asl. However, it is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on the ground near streams in sub-Andean forests. It is a very adaptable species and is also found in cropland and cow pastures. Eggs are laid in the leaf-litter and the larvae are then carried to streams where they develop further.


It is common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

Taxonomic research is needed to confirm its proposed synonymy with Colostethus fraterdanieli.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a synonym of Colostethus fraterdanieli (Grant and Castro 1998).


Taran Grant, John Lynch 2004. Colostethus brachistriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55056A11246765. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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