This species is known from the Pacific lowlands of the departments of Valle del Cauca, Choco, Risaralda and Antioquia, in northwestern Colombia, from 47–1,490 m asl (Cardona-Botero et al. 2013, Acosta and Cuentas 2016).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a nocturnal species, occurring in primary forest or gallery forest. It is found along streams or rivers and seems partial to waterfalls, and can even be found on rocks in the middle of the river. It breeds by direct development, depositing its eggs in depressions on the soil. It is restricted to gallery forest.
Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops, and pollution resulting from fumigation of illegal crops is a threat. In the 2004 assessment, the species was flagged as potentially susceptible to infection by the chytrid fungus as with other species in the genus, but there is no further information on this threat.
The range of the species includes several protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Strabomantis zygodactylus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57070A85890053. .Downloaded on 17 November 2018