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Colostethus fugax

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Colostethus fugax
Species Authority: Morales and Schulte, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from the eastern slopes of the Andes in southern Ecuador, from 600-700m asl, and it is likely to occur more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known, but it has been recorded as recently as 2001.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in moist forests in the eastern tropical altitudinal zone. Its range lies in a transition zone between humid tropical forest and very humid premontane forest. There is no information known about its breeding habits, although the larvae are likely to develop in streams, as with other species of the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species’ habitat include agricultural activities (both cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock), as well as logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Ana Almendáriz, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Colostethus fugax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 August 2014.
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