Pristimantis repens
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from an active volcano (Galeras) in the Municipality of Pasto, in the department of Nariño, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 3,150-3,720m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is very adapted to volcanic soils and vegetation, and occurs at the sub-páramo and páramo altitudinal level and also slightly into forest. They are usually found under rocks or inside the sparse vegetation of the area. It breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats, but there are no human settlements at these high elevations anyway.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is the active volcano, since there is not much human activity at this elevation.

Conservation Actions

Galeras is designated as a Fauna and Flora Sanctuary. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species, given its extremely restricted range.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis repens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56905A11549275. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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