Rhaebo hypomelas

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Rhaebo hypomelas
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Rhaebo
Species: R. hypomelas
Binomial name
Rhaebo hypomelas
(Boulenger, 1913)

Bufo hypomelas Boulenger, 1913

Rhaebo hypomelas (common name: Choco toad) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Colombia and known from the Chocó region in the departments of Antioquia, Chocó, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca, and Cauca, at elevations of 10–1,600 m (33–5,249 ft) asl. There are also reports from Ecuador but these are not considered valid.[2][3] Its natural habitats are lowland tropical moist forests. It is a terrestrial species living in leaf litter near water. It is a rare species that is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bolívar, W.; Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S. & Cisneros-Heredia, D. (2004). "Rhaebo hypomelas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Rhaebo hypomelas (Boulenger, 1913)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2015). "Rhaebo hypomelas Boulenger, 1913". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 28 September 2015.