Colostethus inguinalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Colostethus inguinalis (Cope, 1868)
Common Name(s):
English Common Rocket Frog
Colostethus cacerensis Rivero and Serna, 2000 "1995"
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: Colostethus cacerensis is considered to be a synonym of C. inguinalis following Grant (2004). C. panamensis has recently been removed from synonymy with this species (Grant 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Colombia. In Colombia it ranges from northern Choco Department in the Pacific lowlands, around the northern tip of the Western and Central Cordilleras of the Andes, to the middle Magdalena Valley. It is a lowland species that occurs up to 400m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a diurnal species of humid lowland and montane forest, living along streamsides. It is often found along rocky sections of forest streams. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the adults carry the tadpoles to streams. It is assumed that the species has some immunity to anthropogenic habitat change.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Taran Grant, John Lynch. 2004. Colostethus inguinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55096A11241235. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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