About the Authors

Lenin R. Riascos-Flores

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Gent University, Gent, Belgium, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL/Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador, Campus Gustavo Galindo Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Julio Bonilla

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Resources, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL/Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador, Campus Gustavo Galindo Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Leopoldo Naranjo-Briceño

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Applied Microbiology Research Group, Life Sciences Faculty, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador, Fungal Biotech Lab, Spora Biotech, Huechuraba, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Katherine Apunte-Ramos

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Lab, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador

Grace C. Reyes-Ortega

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Biogeography and Spatial Ecology Research Group, Life Sciences Faculty, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador

Marcela Cabrera

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia del Agua, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Tena, Ecuador, University of Valencia, Paterna, Spain

José F. Cáceres-Andrade

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Parque Nacional Cajas ETAPA EP, Cuenca, Ecuador

Andrea Carrera-Gonzalez

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Lab, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador

Jomira K. Yánez-Galarza

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Applied Microbiology Research Group, Life Sciences Faculty, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador, Biogeography and Spatial Ecology Research Group, Life Sciences Faculty, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador

Fausto Siavichay Pesántez

Roles Data curation, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centro de Conservación de Anfibios AMARU, Cuenca, Ecuador

Luis A. Oyagata-Cachimuel

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Herpetology Division, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Peter Goethals

Roles Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Gent University, Gent, Belgium

Jorge Celi

Roles Funding acquisition, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Water and Aquatic Resources Research Group, School of Earth and Water Sciences, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Tena, Ecuador

Christine Van der Heyden

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biosciences and Industrial Technology, Health and Water Technology Research Centre, HOGENT—University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Gent, Belgium

H. Mauricio Ortega-Andrade

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

mauricio.ortega@ikiam.edu.ec

Affiliations Biogeography and Spatial Ecology Research Group, Life Sciences Faculty, Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Tena, Ecuador, Herpetology Division, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.