Pristimantis cremnobates 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis cremnobates (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)
Eleutherodactylus cremnobates Lynch and Duellman, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Ecuador.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only known from five localities on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, at 1,410-1,700m asl, in the Río Quijos Valley. It may have a slightly wider distribution.
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Population [top]

Population:It is reasonably common in its small range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a nocturnal cloud forest species, found among moss, ferns or herbaceous plants on cliffs over streams. It is not known whether or not it can adapt to disturbed habitats. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and degradation are taking place due to agricultural development, plantations, logging, and human settlement. About 60% of the natural vegetation had been removed from within its known range by 1996. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with high-elevation streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range possibly overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. There is a need for improved protection of the cloud forest habitat of this species.

Citation: John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Pristimantis cremnobates. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56529A11493115. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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