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Centrolene medemi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Centrolene medemi
Species Authority: (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-09-29
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Juan Manuel Renjifo, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from several localities in Colombia (Florencia, in Caquetá Department, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental, and Iconouz, in Tolima Department, on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental), and from the Amazonian slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes (Napo province). Its altitudinal range is 1,100-1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: It is common where it has been found in Colombia. In Ecuador, it is only known from one specimen (Guayasamin et al., 2006).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on streamsides in montane cloud forests, including in secondary forest, providing there is good vegetation cover close to streams. It breeds at streams, with the eggs laid on leaves overhanging the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very little information on threats to this species, but they are likely to include: deforestation due to agricultural development, cultivation of illegal crops, fire, logging, and human settlement; introduction of alien predatory fish species in streams; and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Chytridiomycosis also cannot be ruled out as a potential threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are urgently needed to determine the true population status of this species and, if necessary, an ex situ population should be established.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Juan Manuel Renjifo, John Lynch 2010. Centrolene medemi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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