This species ranges from Panama (within El Valle and Cerro Campana, in the central areas of the country and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras), south to Colombia (south to Río Saija). It occurs below 1,000m, generally much lower.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland forest. The eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the tadpoles are carried on the back of the male to bromeliads, where they develop. It is not found in degraded habitats, but does occur in mature secondary forest.
It is very abundant in some areas.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Unlike most species of Dendrobates this species is not collected for the pet trade.
Listed on Appendix II of CITES. The species has been recorded from a number of protected areas. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilmar Bolívar 2004. Andinobates minutus. In: IUCN 2014