This species is known only from the Alto del Buey area, in the Pacific lowlands of Choco Department, Colombia, between 200 and 300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the ground next to streams in lowland forest, and it has not been found in degraded areas. There are no data regarding its reproduction, but it presumably breeds in streams, like other members of its genus.
It appears not to be common. There has been very little recent information on this species, although it was collected in 2002.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development (including illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Wilmar Bolívar, Taran Grant 2004. Colostethus imbricolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55094A11240951. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55094A11240951.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018