Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 14, 2014
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-K  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY  
Trading Symbol CNAT  
Entity Registrant Name Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc  
Entity Central Index Key 0001383701  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,632,000
Entity Public Float   $ 87.8