Bolitoglossa biseriata

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species lives in the Atlantic lowlands of Panama below 500m asl. It ranges from western Panama adjacent to southeastern Costa Rica, through central Panama and the eastern lowlands, into western Colombia (south to Department of Cauca), and at San Luis, Río Claro, in the Magdalena Valley, Antioquia Department, at 470m asl. It also occurs on Gorgona Island, Colombia, and Colón Island, Panama.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid lowland forest, and is arboreal, living in bromeliads and bananas (heliconias). It can survive in secondary forest, provided that it is not very degraded. It is presumed to breed by direct development, not dependent upon water.


It is a fairly common species in Panama, uncommon in Colombia.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It is known to occur in the following protected areas: Nusagandi, Darien, Chegres, Palo Seco. Much of its known range is protected in Panama. In Colombia it is found within Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona (Urbina-C. and Londoño-M. , 2003).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, David Wake, Wilmar Bolívar, Juan Manuel Renjifo, Andrés Acosta-Galvis 2010. Bolitoglossa biseriata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59140A11888769. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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