Cochranella mache 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Cochranella mache Guayasamin & Bonaccorso, 2004
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Guayasamin, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S., Chanson, J., Cox, N. & Young, B. (Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team)
Although the known range of this species is encompassed by protected areas, it is listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is likely to be less than 5,000 km2, it is essentially only known from one location, and its habitat is undergoing continuing declines in extent.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known from the Cordillera Mache-Chindul, and is endemic to the seasonal evergreen forest of the West Ecuadorian Region, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. It is found from 100-510 m asl (Cisneros-Heredia et al. 2008).
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Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):100
Upper elevation limit (metres):510
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be rare, although this may be due to the fact that the species generally inhabits the forest canopy and may be hard to locate.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is known from seasonal evergreen foothill forest, and individuals have been found at night on vegetation 1-1.6 m above the ground near streams in primary and old secondary forests. The species is presumed to be a larval developer.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve represents the last sizeable block of forest in the northern coastal hills of northwestern Ecuador. Unfortunately, the area is under significant pressure from logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known to occur within the 2,500 ha Reserva Biológica Bilsa, managed by Fundación Jatun Sacha, which, in turn, is located within the Mache Chindul Ecological Reserve, and also within Canandé Biological Reserve.

Citation: Guayasamin, J. 2006. Cochranella mache. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61764A12555284. . Downloaded on 21 November 2017.
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