Hyloxalus littoralis
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The original population from which this species was described has been introduced to Lima. Natural populations are present in Pacific inter-Andean valleys of Departamentos Ancash and Huanuco. Altitudinal range of natural populations is 665-2,180m. It almost certainly occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

Present in arid areas including coastal 'desert' and dry shrublands. Generally occurs close to streams with dense vegetation; breeding takes place in quiet waters close to streams. The species is not greatly sensitive to habitat change.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, and there are no conservation measures required for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

The species was described from an introduced population in the vicinity of Lima (Morales 1998). The species is naturally distributed in Departamentos Huanuco and Ancash (Morales 1998).


Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Hyloxalus littoralis. In: IUCN 2014


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