Pristimantis gaigei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pristimantis gaigei
Species Authority: (Dunn, 1931)
Eleutherodactylus gaigeae (Dunn, 1931)
Pristimantis gaigeae (Dunn, 1931)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, Federico Bolaños, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 is known from the Atlantic lowlands from extreme southeastern Costa Rica to eastern Panama and on the Pacific versant in central Colombia; populations in the Ríos Sinú, Cauca, and Magdalena questionably placed here (following Lynch, 1985). In Costa Rica it is known from the Valle de Talamanca and the vicinity of Carbón, Limón Province, at elevations of 20-200m asl (Savage, 2002).
Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in Panama and relatively rare in Costa Rica.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a nocturnal species of primary humid lowland forest, and secondary forest. Adults are found under surface debris and in leaf-litter, its range often associated with caves or rocky stream banks. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from many protected areas in Panama and Colombia and one in Costa Rica.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, Federico Bolaños, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis gaigei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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