Centrolene quindianum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centrolene quindianum
Species Authority: Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Erik Wild, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Filandia and Salinto in Quindio Department, and from Ucumari and Pereira in Risaralda Department, on the western flank of the Cordillera Central, between 1,900 and 2,050m asl, in Colombia.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to streams in sub-Andean forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when they hatch the tadpoles drop into the water below where they develop further. They require gallery forest to lay their eggs, hence they do not tolerate much habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there are no major threats to the species overall at present, habitat loss and degradation,due to the expansion of cattle raising, and water pollution, are potential future threats. The invasive Rana catesbeiana is also a threat, since it eats the tadpoles of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes a few protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Citation: Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Centrolene quindianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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