Oophaga granulifera
Granular Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES Appendix II
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the lowlands of south-western Costa Rica, adjacent south-western Panama, and possibly in south-eastern Costa Rica, from 20-100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A diurnal, terrestrial species most often found in relatively undisturbed humid lowland forest, but also recorded from secondary forest and plantations. Eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the female transports the tadpoles to bromeliads to complete metamorphosis.


It is common in Costa Rica.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, selective logging, and human settlement. The current level of offtake of specimens for the international trade is unknown.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Corcovado.


Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Oophaga granulifera. In: IUCN 2014


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