Pristimantis paisa
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2007 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 2)
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the altiplano antioqueño from the central Cordillera, in the Department of Antioquia, in Colombia, between 1,800 and 3,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal species that is active inside dense forests and can also persist in secondary forest and wet pastureland on the ground. It breeds by direct development and is very dependent on moisture.


It is quite a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to the species at present. Cattle ranching and agriculture are localized threats at present.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis paisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56820A11539251. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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