Strabomantis ruizi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Strabomantis ruizi (Lynch, 1981)
Eleutherodactylus ruizi Lynch, 1981
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

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): 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.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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 2004: e.T56936A11557075. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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