Pristimantis lirellus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
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 was formerly known only from three localities on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central in San Martín Region, northern Peru. It is now also known from several scattered localities in the Regions of Loreto, Amazonas, Huánuco and Juniín (Duellman and Lehr 2009). It occurs through a relatively wide altitudinal range, from 140–1,200 m asl, and consequently might range much more widely. Taxonomic work is needed given the species' wide range (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits tropical moist lowland and lower montane rainforest. Individuals have been collected at night on low vegetation. Reproduction is by direct development.


The population status of this species is unknown, however it is relatively common in museum collections.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is localized deforestation and loss of habitat in the area through an increase in agricultural activity, selective wood extraction and human settlement, however there is plenty of suitable habitat remaining (E. Lehr pers. comm. December 2017).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo and Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Research Needed
Taxonomic work is needed to determine if this form is a complex of more than one species. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and trends.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis lirellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56722A89207383. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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