Colostethus fraterdanieli


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Colostethus fraterdanieli
Species Authority: Silvestone, 1971
Taxonomic Notes: This form is potentially a complex of more than one species according to Grant and Castro (1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the departments of Valle del Cauca, Quindio, Risaralda, Antioquia, Nariño and Caldas, in Colombia, between 1,000 and 2,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on the ground close to streams in cloud forests and in dry tropical forests. Eggs are laid on leaf-litter and then the larvae are carried to streams where they develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are agricultural development (including crops and livestock), logging, agricultural pollution, and the fumigation of crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali. Taxonomic work is needed to determine if this form is a complex of more than one species.

Citation: Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Colostethus fraterdanieli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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