Pristimantis ridens
Pygmy Rain Frog
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: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Atlantic versant from northern Honduras through Nicaragua and Costa Rica to Panama, on the Pacific slope from southwestern Costa Rica through Panama to western Colombia, south to the Department of Valle del Cauca. It occurs from sea level to 1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid lowland and montane forest, but also survives in disturbed habitats, including degraded secondary vegetation, plantations, rural gardens and urban areas. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are deposited in the leaf-litter.


This is a common species in Honduras and Costa Rica but is rare Panama, and is moderately common in Colombia. The population at La Selva appears to have experienced a decline (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is very adaptable, and is overall not significantly threatened, except possibly by pollution resulting from aerial spraying. At La Selva, declines seem to be driven by climate-driven reductions in quantity of standing leaf litter (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Federico Bolaños, Larry David Wilson, Taran Grant 2010. Pristimantis ridens. In: IUCN 2014


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