Colostethus alacris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Colostethus alacris
Species Authority: Rivero & Granados-Diaz, 1990
Taxonomic Notes: This species is potentially conspecific with Colostethus fraterdanieli (Grant and Castro 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Finca Primavera, in the municipality of El Tambo, in Cauca Department, on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, at 1,400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which is only known from a few specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on the ground near streams in sub-Andean forests, and it has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Its breeding habits are not known but presumably are similar to other species of the genus, with the larvae being carried to streams to develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats for this species are not known specifically, but presumably include habitat loss and fragmentation due to the expansion of cattle raising, timber extraction, cultivation of illegal crops and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is not within a protected area. More research into this species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

Citation: Taran Grant, Fernando Castro 2004. Colostethus alacris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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