Centrolene medemi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene medemi (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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1100
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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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).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2010: e.T54926A11226393. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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