Centrolene petrophilum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene petrophilum Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991
Common Name(s):
English Boyaca 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: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 2004: e.T54932A11228296. . Downloaded on 17 October 2017.
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