Strabomantis ruizi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Strabomantis ruizi
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1981)
Eleutherodactylus ruizi Lynch, 1981

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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 Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from four localities in the Cordillera Occidental, in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, at elevations of 1,500-2,000m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is terrestrial, commonly found in leaf-litter in primary and disturbed forests, but is restricted to moist conditions. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is a large frog with a small population that is very sensitive to human disturbance. All known localities are threatened by the expansion of the city of Cali, in particular due to agriculture and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some populations are inside Yotoco Forest Reserve, which affords some protection to the species' habitat, but there is clearly a need for improved protection of the habitat of this species, particularly given its microhabitat requirements.

Citation: Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Strabomantis ruizi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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