Pristimantis alalocophus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis alalocophus (Roa-Trujillo and Ruíz-Carranza, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Quindio Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus alalocophus Roa-Trujillo and Ruíz-Carranza, 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: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and may not be declining, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the western flank of the central Andes in the departments of Quindío, Valle del Cauca, Caldas and Risaralda, Colombia, from 2,650-3,100m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species in its small range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on herbaceous vegetation or on humid rocks, about 20cm above the ground. It is possible to find individuals under small waterfalls or in small brooks covered by undergrowth, or under alder crops (Alnus acuminata) in the forest and forest edges. It has not been found outside forest habitat. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, since its habitat is relatively secure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range does not include any protected areas. It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch. 2004. Pristimantis alalocophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56401A11469116. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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