Allobates myersi
Myers' Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae

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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 found in Amazonas, Caqueta and Vaupes Departments, Colombia, at 210m asl (J. Lynch, unpubl. data). It is likely that it occurs in neighbouring areas of Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in the humid forests of the Amazon region. It is terrestrial and diurnal. It lays eggs in the leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small streams for development.


This species is uncommon. It was collected in 2002 and 2003 in appropriate habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In the southern part of its range, it is threatened mostly by habitat destruction caused by expanding cattle ranching activities.

Conservation Actions

Studies about the biology, ecology, population range and dynamics of this species are necessary. It occurs in El Pure National Park.


Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Allobates myersi. In: IUCN 2014


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