This species is known from Valle del Cauca department in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia, between 300–600 m asl (W. Bolívar pers. comm. August 2016). Its EOO is 776 km2 and it is thought to occur in fewer than five threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a rainforest species which is found in the understory of the forest inside or alongside small streams. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species and is known from fewer than 15 individuals. The species has not been recorded since 1980, despite recent surveys searching for the species (W. Bolívar pers. comm. August 2016).
Although this species occurs in an area of low human population density, it is affected by habitat loss due to illegal crops which is considered to be a major threat.
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas. Although the range of the species is near Farallones de Cali National Park.
Habitat protection is required within the distribution of this species.
Further research in population trends, ecology and distribution are recommended for the species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 776 km2 and it is known from fewer than five locations. Additionally, there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to illegal crops.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis hybotragus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56657A85863044. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56657A85863044.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019