This Panamanian endemic has been recorded from a single locality in the continental divide in Coclé Province on the Atlantic coast. It is arboreal, and difficult to survey, and consequently its range is considered to be incompletely known. The altitudinal range of this species might be 4-912m asl, although this requires further investigation.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a largely arboreal species of humid tropical lowland and montane forest. Breeding takes place in arboreal vegetation, and adults then transport larvae to forest streams to develop.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The main threats are general habitat loss (destruction of natural forests) due to agricultural development and logging, and potentially over-collection for the pet trade.
This species has been recorded from a protected area (Parque Nacional General de División Omar Torrijos Herrera).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Oophaga vicentei. In: IUCN 2014