Pristimantis lacrimosus
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: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from lowland forest western Ecuador, Amazonian Peru, Leticia in Colombia and Acre State, Brazil. It has an altitudinal range of 100-900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a sub-canopy, primary and secondary tropical moist forest species (including flooded forest). Animals are frequently encountered in arboreal bromeliads by day; at night frogs are found on vegetation 1-2m above the ground (Lynch and Duellman, 1980). This species breeds by direct development.


This is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are presumably no major threats, as it is a generally 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.).

Conservation Actions

In Peru, The range of this species overlaps with Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul (Loreto) and Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve (Madre de Dios). In Colombia it is present in La Paya and Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu. In Ecuador it has been recorded from Limoncocha Reserva Biológica and Yasuni National Park. In Brazil it has been recorded in Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá, Acre State.

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon is believed to consist of a complex of more than one species.


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


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