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 D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

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 2004: e.T54937A11229394. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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