Colostethus agilis Lynch & Ruiz-Carranza, 1985
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Colostethus agilis is also characterized by a a dorso-and-ventrolateral row of warts/bumps and a row of blotches laterally. In life, this Colostethus is characterized by the presence of olive dorsal coloration with brown blotches or brown dorsal coloration with black blotches. The upper lip has white spots. Thighs and inguinal region have pale whitish-yellow blotches. Iris is brown with golden specks.
Few members of the genus Colostethus have much more than basal interdigital webbing on the hind feet. Even rarer are those which have extensive, almost complete, interdigital webbing. At the time of its description, Colostethus agilis was one of only five Colostethus with such extensive webbing (the other four species were: C. chocoensis, C. fuliginosus, C. palmatus, and C. vergeli) (Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza 1985).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Lynch, J. D., and Ruiz-Carranza, P. M. (1985). ''Una nueva especie de Colostethus (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae) de la Cordillera Occidental de Colombia.'' Lozania, 54, 1-6.
Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2004-08-27)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2007-12-03)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Colostethus agilis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1534> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 1, 2023.
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