This species is known only from the region of the type locality, Alto Río Cuevas, near Murri, in the municipality of Frontino, in Antioquia Department, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, at 1,900 m Asl. Its EOO is 10 km2, based on the single known location.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in leaf-litter in primary cloud forests and breeds by direct development.
It is known only from one specimen collected in 1982. Repeated visits to the type locality and Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas have failed to find other individuals (G. González pers. comm. August 2016). However, no species of this species group is ever common (except for Strabomantis cerastes).
Agricultural development, including the cultivation of illegal crops, cattle ranching and mining activities occur throughout its known range.
Its known distribution is not within a protected area. It is near Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas, however, repeated visits have failed to find individuals in the park.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats. Further survey work is necessary to determine whether the species is still extant.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because of its extent of occurrence (EOO) of 10 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined location, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to agricultural development, including the cultivation of illegal crops, cattle ranching and mining activities. It has not been observed since its description in 1982, despite continuous searches for the species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Strabomantis cadenai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56485A85859957. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T56485A85859957.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019