Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Hyalinobatrachium ruedai
Species Authority: Ruíz-Carranza and Lynch, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-09-25
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from tepuis at 400-800m asl in Vaupes department (note that the original publication erroneously listed the department as Caqueta), Colombia, and from the central slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Ecuador.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 800
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare; it was seen in 1993, but no one has gone back to look for it since then.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in the dense understorey of old growth forest, next to small streams on tepuis. It lays its eggs on leaves above watercourses, and the larvae develop in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by illicit drug traffic and police measures including aerial fumigation to control this activity.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies about the biology, ecology, and population range and dynamics of this species are necessary to determine the direct conservation measures for it. This species was originally reported to have been collected in Chiribiquete National Park, however this protected area is not in Vaupes Department, and it is unclear as to whether or not the species occurs in this protected area.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2010. Hyalinobatrachium ruedai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55032A11243250. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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