Oophaga speciosa
Splendid Poison Frog
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 is a Panamanian endemic of the western Cordillera Central adjacent to Costa Rica. It is present at around 1,370m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland and montane forest, with breeding taking place in plants.


The species was formerly considered to be common, but its current population status is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to logging and human settlement. It is also subject to collection for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions

The species has been recorded from the protected areas of Bosque Protector Palo Seco and Parque Internacional La Amistad. Further research is needed into the current population status of the species, and some form of management or legislation needs to be put in place in order to control the level of offtake for the pet trade.


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


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