Ameerega parvula
Ruby Poison Frog, Rana Venenosa
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Colostethinae

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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 occurs in the Upper Amazon Basin in southern Ecuador and northern Peru (Río Santiago), at elevations of 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This diurnal leaf-litter frog occurs in lowland terra firme tropical rainforest. Eggs deposited in leaf-litter; tadpoles are carried to small streams. Has been recorded in old secondary forest.


This species can be common in some areas.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Possibly potentially threatened by an increase in the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with five protected areas including Parque Nacional Yasuní, Parque Nacional Sangay and Limoncocha Reserva Biológica. In Peru, it is present in the Santiago Comaina Reserved Zone.

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens from Colombia previously referred to A. parvula are now included in A. bilinguis.


Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Ameerega parvula. In: IUCN 2014


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