Nymphargus armatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphargus armatus
Species Authority: (Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1996)
Cochranella armata Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1996
Nymphargus armata (Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1996)

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 only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from near Boquerón at the base of Cerro Ingles, near Vereda La Amarillas, Município El Cairo, in Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia, at 2,160m asl. Even though every stream within 5km of the type locality has been sampled, the species has not been recorded, suggesting that it has a very restricted range.
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Population [top]

Population: It was reportedly a common species when collected.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Specimens have been collected on vegetation next to an open stream in primary forest. Its breeding habits are not known, but it is likely to breed in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats, but given its small range it is susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is within a private reserve, which is part of a larger network of reserves. Maintenance of the habitat of this restricted-range species is essential to ensure its persistence, and it requires close population monitoring given its restriction to a single location.

Citation: Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus armatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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