Strabomantis anomalus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Strabomantis anomalus (Boulenger, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Choco Robber Frog
Craugastor anomalus (Boulenger, 1898)
Eleutherodactylus anomalus Stejneger, 1904
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Wilmar Bolívar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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 occurs in the Pacific lowlands and the lower slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia, from Serranía de Baudó south to northwestern Ecuador. It occurs from sea level to 1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population:It is an uncommon to moderately common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a species of lowland and submontane forest, not occurring in degraded habitats. It lives mainly along clearwater, gravely streams flowing through swampy moist rainforest. It is commonly found along small, sluggish streams at night, usually on the ground or on rocks beside or in the stream, or sitting in shallow water on gravel, silt, or submerged leaf-litter. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas in Colombia, and in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas in Ecuador.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Santiago Ron, Luis A. Coloma, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Wilmar Bolívar. 2004. Strabomantis anomalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56422A11475305. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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