Pristimantis acuminatus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is generally an Amazonian species; it is present in the lowland reaches of the Andes in southern Ecuador; found in Departmento Loreto in northern Peru, southern Colombia, and Acre State Brazil. It can be found in elevations of 100-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is primarily an Amazonian species that invades the lower reaches of the Andes (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999). In lowland forest, is found in terra firme and seasonally flooded forest with a close canopy and wide leaves. Individuals are usually found perched on leaves at night (10-15m); by day they have been found in bromeliads and sleeping on the undersides of leaves on bushes and trees (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994; Duellman, 1978). Feeds on ants and termites. This is a direct development species. The species is present in cultivated areas.


It is abundant in Colombia and Ecuador; known from relatively few individuals in Peru.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Within Peru selective wood extraction and oil exploitation (northern Peru) and colonization (central Peru) are specific threats.

Conservation Actions

It is present in a number of protected areas. Within Peru, the range of this species overlaps with Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul. In Ecuador, it occurs in the Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Parque Nacional Yasuní, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras. In Colombia it is known from the Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu and La Paya protected areas. In Brazil it has been recorded in the Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá.


Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Claude Gascon 2004. Pristimantis acuminatus. In: IUCN 2014


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