Adelphobates castaneoticus
Brazil-nut Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, Cachoeira Juruá, Rio Xingu, Pará state, Brazil; from about 300km to the northwest of the type locality, Taperinha, Pará state, Brazil; and from Flona Tapajos, Santarem, Pará state, Brazil. It is probably more widespread than currently recognized.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in the leaf-litter of the tropical rainforest. It uses the water inside the "ouriço" of Brazil nuts and small temporary pools for reproduction. Eggs are laid on the ground and the tadpoles are carried to pools to develop.


It is common where it is found.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Forest conversion, logging, fire and the international pet trade are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation units are present within its range.


Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Adelphobates castaneoticus. In: IUCN 2014


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