Oophaga arborea
Polkadot Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae

© 2007 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to the western cordilleras and Atlantic lowlands of Panama. It occurs up to at least 1,120m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a phytotelmic canopy species of humid lowland and montane forest, with breeding taking place in bromeliads.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat loss due to logging, livestock ranching and human settlement. The level of trade in this species is not known. It is potentially at risk from chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the protected areas of Parque Internacional La Amistad and Bosque Protector Palo Seco. Further research and survey work is needed to ascertain the possible negative impacts of trade and chytrid.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2010. Oophaga arborea. In: IUCN 2014


IUCN Terms of Use