Centrolene quindianum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Centrolene quindianum Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995
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: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Wild, E., Lynch, J., Vargas-Salinas, F., Mejía, D., Gutierrez, P., Chaves, G., Bernal, M.H., Bolívar, W., Gonzalez Duran, G.A., Gómez, D. & Rada, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L., NatureServe
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 18,444 km2, it is known from fewer than 10 threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the quality and extent of habitat due to the expansion of cattle raising and agriculture.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Colombia where it occurs in the Andean Cordilleras from southern Antioquia to  Filandia and Salento in Quindio Department, and from Ucumari and Pereira in Risaralda Department, on the western flank of the Cordillera Central (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch 1995, Rada and Guayasamin 2008). It has also been recorded 3.5 km north of Manizales city, adjacent to Aguasclaras creek (Rojas-Morales et al. 2011). It has an altitudinal range between 1,900–2,050 m asl (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch 1995). Its EOO is 18,444 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1-9
Lower elevation limit (metres):1900
Upper elevation limit (metres):2050
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species. It is common in the type locality and surrounding areas, but rare in most of its range (Rojas-Morales and Escobar-Lasso 2013, M. Rivera and F. Vargas-Salinas pers. comm. August 2016). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs on vegetation next to streams in sub-Andean forests. It has also found in gallery forest near pine plantations and rural areas (F. Vargas-Salinas pers. comm. August 2016). Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging the water and when they hatch the tadpoles drop into the water below where they develop further.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and degradation due to the expansion of cattle raising and agriculture are considered major threats since gallery forest is cut down to have more areas for both activities. However, it can be found in disturbed situations as long as there is enough riparian vegetation in the areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions 
This species' range includes a few protected areas. There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. 

Research Needed
Further research into its distribution, population abundance and population trends should be carried out in order to measure the impact of threats to this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Centrolene quindianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54937A85878870. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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