Colostethus agilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Colostethus agilis Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Cauca Rocket Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Taran Grant, Fernando Castro
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Parque Nacional Natural Munchique in Cauca Department, northwards to La Serrania de los Paraguas in Valle del Cauca Department, on the western slope of the western Andes in Colombia, from 2,190-2,600m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It can be a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs along streams in sub-Andean and Andean primary or good secondary forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Its breeding habits are not known, though it is likely to take place in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Localized threats to this species include habitat loss and fragmentation due to the expansion of cattle raising, timber extraction, and cultivation of illegal crops, and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Citation: Taran Grant, Fernando Castro. 2004. Colostethus agilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55042A11245039. . Downloaded on 23 November 2017.
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