Centrolene petrophilum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centrolene petrophilum
Species Authority: Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cordillera Oriental, Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the eastern flank of the northern portion of the Cordillera Oriental, Boyacá Department, Colombia, between 1,600 and 2,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to or above streams in cloud forest, and can also occur in secondary forest. It lays its eggs on rocks in streams, and the larvae develop in the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation due to agricultural activities (livestock ranching, and the cultivation of crops) is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas, and there is a need for the protection of existing cloud forest fragments, such as the site known as "Pajarito".

Citation: María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Centrolene petrophilum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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