Nymphargus rosada


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphargus rosada
Species Authority: (Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1997)
Cochranella rosada Ruíz-Carranza & Lynch, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Alonso Quevedo Gil, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Central Cordillera of Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Tolima (Falan near Mariquita), Antioquia (Anori), and Caldas Departments, between 1,100 and 2,000m asl, in Colombia. It is believed to occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species in Tolima, but is thought to be uncommon in Antioquia.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in sub-Andean forests on vegetation alongside streams. Eggs are laid on leaves over-hanging water and when they hatch the tadpoles drop into the water below where they develop further. They require gallery forest to lay their eggs and hence are sensitive to any habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are habitat fragmentation and loss, due to agricultural expansion (including planting of illegal crops) and timber extraction, and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species does not include any protected areas, and there is a need for improved habitat protection at the sites where it is known to occur.

Citation: Alonso Quevedo Gil, John Lynch 2004. Nymphargus rosada. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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