This species occurs on both slopes of the northern half of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Tolima, Caldas, Quindio, Risaralda and southern Antioquia, in Colombia, at elevations of 1,800–2,200 m asl. Its EOO is 5,958 km2 and it is considered to occur in four to five threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a diurnal and terrestrial species, restricted to primary cloud forests with abundant fallen leaves on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Habitat loss caused by logging and agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops) is considered the major threat.
Part of the distribution of the species is within Parque Nacional Selvas de Florencia.
Further protection of the habitat is recommended.
Research in population trends, ecology, threats and distribution are also recommended for the species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,958 km2, it occurs in four to five threat-defined locations, and there is continuous decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to logging and agricultural development.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Strabomantis necopinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56786A85867299. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56786A85867299.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019