Andinobates fulguritus
Yellow-bellied poison frog
family: Dendrobatidae

© 2007 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 2)
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 ranges from the central and eastern cordilleras of Panama to the Pacific lowlands of Colombia as far south as the lower River Anchicaya. Its recorded altitudinal range is 160-800m in Colombia, perhaps higher in Panama.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor, and the adults carry the larvae to plants (leaf axils, usually bromeliads) for development. It is associated with mature forest, and probably does not survive in degraded habitats.


It is considered to be common at some sites.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. It appears not to be in international trade.

Conservation Actions

It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Chagres and Area de Manejo Especial Nusagandi in Panama, and occurs in several protected areas in Colombia.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Andinobates fulguritus. In: IUCN 2014


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