This species occurs widely in Colombia and marginally in Venezuela in the foothills and lower slopes of the Andes. In Colombia it occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, in the Cauca and Magdalena valleys, and in the western and eastern foothills of the Cordillera Oriental (including the eastern Llanos area). In Venezuela it has been reported from the Doradas River area in Táchira State. Its altitudinal range is 140-1,800m asl, with a doubtful elevation record of 2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland and lower montane and montane humid forest, but also in any degraded habitats where there are puddles. It is a terrestrial and nocturnal species, and is closely associated with waterbodies. It shelters on muddy holes near water, and it breeds in temporary pools, using foam nests.
It is an abundant species that appears to be increasing.
It is not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species is in the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex, according to the original description.
Fernando Castro, Enrique La Marca, Adolfo Amézquita 2010. Leptodactylus colombiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57119A11584297. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57119A11584297.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019