Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Pristimantis ruidus
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1979)
Eleutherodactylus ruidus Lynch, 1979

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Molleturo on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in the province of Azuay, Ecuador, at 2,317m asl. It might occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is no recent information, probably due to insufficient survey effort.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The only known specimens were collected from beneath stones in an area of pastureland and scrubby vegetation, with little remaining forest. This is presumably a montane forest species that has been able to adapt to highly disturbed habitats. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the egg deposition site is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no recent information on threats at its only known locality.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron. 2004. Pristimantis ruidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56935A11556985. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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