This species can be found in eastern central Ecuador and adjacent areas of Peru. Its geographic range is below 550m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal species has been collected in lowland tropical rainforest, and "rolling hills' where it can be found in leaf-litter. Eggs are laid in leaf-litter and the larvae are carried to streams. It is a secretive species known only from primary and good secondary forest.
It is locally abundant.
No major threats to the species. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Not thought to occur in the pet trade.
Recorded from Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Not present in any protected areas in Peru . This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES.
We follow Vences et al. (2003) in assigning this species to the genus Allobates.
Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Allobates zaparo. In: IUCN 2014