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Centrolene robledoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CENTROLENIDAE

Scientific Name: Centrolene robledoi
Species Authority: Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-08-15
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Angulo, A.
Contributor(s): Amézquita, A., Rueda, J., Ardila-Robayo, M., Osorno-Muñoz, M., Ramírez Pinilla, M. & Cortés, O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Nowakowski , J.
Justification:

Listed as Least Concern because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be 43,139 km2 and there is no indication of ongoing declines at the time of this assessment. It is considered to be a common species. Its population is considered to be fragmented and there is ongoing decline in the area and quality of habitat; however, threats to the species are spread across a relatively large geographic area. In addition, the species is known from several protected areas. 

History:
2004 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs north of the Cordillera Central in the department of Antioquia, on the eastern flanks of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Risaralda and Valle del Cauca, and on the western flank of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Caldas and Tolima, in Colombia (Batrachia 2014, iNaturalist 2014). It has been recorded from 800-2,800 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be 43,139 km2.

Countries:
Native:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species. It is restricted to remnant forest habitat throughout its range and there is lack of habitat connectivity among known sites attributed to the inhospitable nature of the surrounding agricultural matrix (O. Cortés pers. comm. 2014). 

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to streams in cloud forest. It lays its eggs on leaves, and when hatched the tadpoles drop in to the water below. It has also been recorded from secondary forests near water. However, individuals are not found outside of forest habitat (O. Cortés pers. comm. 2014).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to the expansion of agriculture, coupled with water source loss, illegal mining and pollution from the fumigation of crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Reserva Regional Bosques de Florencia in the department of Caldas and the Ranita Dorada Reserve, which was established in 2008 (O. Cortés pers. comm. 2014). However, rapid deforestation remains an issue in parts of its range that are outside of protected areas. Continued enforcement of these protected areas will be critical for maintaining forest habitat within the range. Research is needed to better understand its life history and current threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Centrolene robledoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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