Hyloxalus subpunctatus
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae

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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: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of the Cordillera Oriental; Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Meta Departments; Colombia, between 2,000 and 3,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in open areas, wetlands, forest edges and páramo. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to lentic waterbodies.


It is abundant, with many records in 2003.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It apparently disappears from areas with heavily contaminated waters, with the contamination coming from agrochemicals and urban runoff.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza and Parque Nacional Natural Iguaque.


Adolfo Amézquita 2004. Hyloxalus subpunctatus. In: IUCN 2014


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