AmphibiaWeb - Nymphargus nephelophila


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Nymphargus nephelophila (Ruiz-Carranza & Lynch, 1991)
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
genus: Nymphargus
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 ocellata group with the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) bones green in life, 3) parietal peritoneum is half white, without pigment on stomach or intestines, 4) color in life is pale green with black speckling, 5) snout is blunt when viewed dorsally and laterally, 6) no ulnar or tarsal folds, 7) humeral spine absent, 8) tympanum is small and is only 2/3 visible due to overlap with the supratympanic fold Adult males reach 22.6-24.1mm SVL, head wider tan body and wider than it is long; head width is 33.2-36.9% SVL, distance between nostril and anterior portion of eye is 53.1-54.8% diameter of eye, nostrils protuberant; large eyes, diameter of eyes is 41-42.5% length of head

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

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Only known from the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia between 1660 and 2190m. Type locality is at the department of Caqueta, county of Florencia, vereda Gabinete, 3.1 km below the crest of Alto Gabinete, eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, 1º 53’ latutude N, 75º 41’ W of Greenwich.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Collected on vegetation at 2m above ground.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Ruiz-Carranza, P.M. and Lynch, J.D. (1991). ''Ranas Centrolenidae de Colombia IV: Nuevas especies de Cochranella del grupo ocellata de la Cordillera Oriental.'' Lozania, (60), 1-13.

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

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Nymphargus nephelophila <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 21, 2024.

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