Centrolene antioquiense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene antioquiense
Species Authority: (Noble, 1920)
Common Name(s):
English Antioquia Giant Glass Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat might be in slow decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Antioquia and Caldas Departments, on the western flank of the central Andes in Colombia from 1,850-2,450m asl, and might occur a little more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitat is vegetation alongside streams in sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when hatched the larvae drop into the water below where they develop further. The species requires gallery forest cover over the streams to allow it to reproduce.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution from agriculture is a major threat. Deforestation is only a localized threat at present, although desiccation and loss of overhanging leaves for breeding are potential problems in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species is not within any protected areas.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, John Lynch. 2004. Centrolene antioquiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54903A11218658. . Downloaded on 19 August 2017.
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