Epicrionops peruvianus
family: Rhinatrematidae
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: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Marcapata Valley, in Cusco Department in southeastern Peru. Its elevational range is ca 2,000–2,500 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a montane, subterranean species, for which little further information is available. The eggs are presumably laid on land, with the hatching larvae falling into streams to complete their development.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species. Possible threats include loss of mountain forest for livestock rearing, agricultural activities and water pollution, but the significance of these depends on the ability of this species to adapt to habitat change.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known from any protected areas.

Research Needed
Further research is needed to resolve the taxonomy of this species. Survey work is needed to establish the limits of the species' range.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of this species' genus is in need of revision (Wilkinson pers. comm.).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Epicrionops peruvianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59645A89214499. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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