Nymphargus spilotus
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the type locality in Caldas Department, Colombia, between 1,850 and 1,940m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in sub-Andean forests on vegetation alongside streams. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when they hatch the larvae drop into the water below where they develop further. This species therefore requires gallery forest to lay their eggs; hence it is sensitive to any kind of habitat disturbance.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to it are currently unknown.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species is not within a protected area. More research into the limits of its range, its population status and potential threats is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus spilotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54995A11227366. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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