Hyloxalus utcubambensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus utcubambensis
Species Authority: (Morales, 1994)
Colostethus utcubambensis Morales, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Jorge Luis Martinez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of Tingo in the Río Utcubamba drainage, on the western slopes of the northern Cordillera Oriental (Amazonas Department), in the Andes of Peru, where it has been collected at an altitude of 2,391m asl. It is likely to occur more widely than is currently known.
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Population [top]

Population: Its population status is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is presumed to have been collected in cloud forest, although nothing further is known about its habitat and ecology (but the larvae probably develop in streams).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): General threats to its habitat in the area mostly relate to agricultural activities (such as the cultivation of coffee and tea).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further research is needed into this little-known species, for example regarding the limits of its range, and its ecological requirements and population status.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Jorge Luis Martinez 2004. Hyloxalus utcubambensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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