Anomaloglossus lacrimosus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Anomaloglossus lacrimosus (Myers, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Lowland Rocket Frog
Colostethus lacrimosus Myers, 1991
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Taran Grant
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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 occurs on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia in Cauca, Choco, and Valle del Cauca Departments, between 100 and 640m asl, although its distribution is not well known.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives along streams in lowland and foothill forests, and has not been found in degraded habitats. The details of its breeding biology are largely unknown, but it presumably breeds in streams, like other members of its genus.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Taran Grant. 2004. Anomaloglossus lacrimosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55101A11249197. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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