Allobates wayuu
family: Dendrobatidae
Species Description: Acosta-Galvis,Cuentas & Coloma,1999 Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat.,23: 226
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 only from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, on the SerranĂ­a of Macuira, in the Department of Guajira, Colombia. It has an altitudinal range of 210-780m asl. It occurs in an isolated area of forest habitat in an otherwise arid region, so it is very unlikely to occur anywhere else.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in tropical forest with dry vegetation, and can be found in secondary forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the male carries the hatched tadpoles to streams and ponds to complete their development.


It is abundant in the rainy season.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no current major threats to the species, and its only known population is within a national park. However, its restricted range renders it susceptible to threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, Colombia. The population of this species requires close monitoring, particularly given that is known only from a single location.


Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant 2004. Allobates wayuu. In: IUCN 2014


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