Ameerega petersi
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 Río Ucayali and Río Huallaga basins of eastern Perú (Departamentos: Huánuco, Pasco, Ucayali), and Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá, Acre State, Brazil. Its altitudinal range is 274-800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is primary premontane and lowland moist tropical forest. Not present in degraded areas. Eggs are deposited in leaf-litter; larvae are carried to streams.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is localized habitat loss through various agricultural activities (general crops and coffee). Not known to be in trade.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs in Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park, possibly present in San Matias-San Carlos Protected Forest, Peru. In Brazil it is present in Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá.


Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Claude Gascon 2004. Ameerega petersi. In: IUCN 2014


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