Colostethus dysprosium
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae
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, Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas, in the municipality of Urrao, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, from 1,300-1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The details of its habitat and ecology are unknown, and there is no information given in the original description. The larvae are likely to develop in water.


Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

It is currently known only from a single protected area: Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas. Taxonomic research is needed to determine the validity of this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This form might be a synonym of another species (Lynch pers. comm.).


John Lynch, Fernando Castro 2004. Colostethus dysprosium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55073A11248478. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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