Colostethus brachistriatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Colostethus brachistriatus Rivero and Serna, 1986
Common Name(s):
English Stripe-throated 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:
Taxonomic Notes: This form is probably a synonym of 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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Taran Grant, John Lynch
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 in Valle del Cauca Department on the western slope of the Cordillera Central, Colombia, at 1,500m asl. However, it is most likely a synonym of a much wider ranging species.
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Population [top]

Population:It is common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on the ground near streams in sub-Andean forests. It is a very adaptable species and is also found in cropland and cow pastures. Eggs are laid in the leaf-litter and the larvae are then carried to streams where they develop further.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Taxonomic research is needed to confirm its proposed synonymy with Colostethus fraterdanieli.

Citation: Taran Grant, John Lynch. 2004. Colostethus brachistriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55056A11246765. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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