Nymphargus chami


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphargus chami
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995)
Cochranella chami Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Taran Grant
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from three localities on the western slope of the western Andes between 800 and 1,280m asl: Dabeiba and Frontino, both in Antioquia Department; and Mistrato in Risaralda Department.
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Population [top]

Population: It is thought to be uncommon, and is currently known from only three specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on vegetation next to streams in very humid tropical forest and cloud forest. It presumably lays its eggs above the stream and the larvae then drop into the stream below, as with other species in the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species include habitat loss due to timber extraction, cattle raising and agricultural development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One of the localities from which it is known is within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Taran Grant 2004. Nymphargus chami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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