Hyloxalus utcubambensis
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Hyloxalinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality of Tingo in the Río Utcubamba drainage, on the western slopes of the northern Cordillera Oriental (Amazonas Department), in the Andes of Peru, where it has been collected at an altitude of 2,391m asl. It is likely to occur more widely than is currently known.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is presumed to have been collected in cloud forest, although nothing further is known about its habitat and ecology (but the larvae probably develop in streams).


Its population status is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

General threats to its habitat in the area mostly relate to agricultural activities (such as the cultivation of coffee and tea).

Conservation Actions

This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further research is needed into this little-known species, for example regarding the limits of its range, and its ecological requirements and population status.


Javier Icochea, Wilfredo Arizabal, Edgar Lehr, Jorge Luis Martinez 2004. Hyloxalus utcubambensis. In: IUCN 2014


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