Pristimantis lichenoides
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the vicinity of the Florencia Forest, SamanĂ¡ municipality, in Caldas department, on the Cordillera Central in the Colombian Andes, from 2,000-2,450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is a microhabitat specialist that occurs on top of very humid rocks in stream rapids in cloud forest. It has not been recorded away from the vicinity of rapids in forested streams. It breeds by direct development.


It is not a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is habitat loss caused by subsistence wood collecting and agricultural development (the planting of illegal crops). The species is an extreme habitat specialist hence increasing its vulnerability to threatening processes. Furthermore, some other species of the genus that are associated with high-elevation streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs inside the recently gazetted Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia. Further survey work is required to determine the population status and trends of this species and the limits of its range. In view of the possible risk of chytridiomycosis, the status of this species should be closely monitored.


Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis lichenoides. In: IUCN 2014


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