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Ranitomeya amazonica
family: Dendrobatidae
subfamily: Dendrobatinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES Appendix II
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 recently described species is found near to the Iquitos Region in Loreto Department, Peru, where it is present below 200m asl. It is believed that it might range more widely, but further investigations are required to confirm this.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal species of primary lowland moist forest. Larvae are deposited in phytotelms.

Population

There is nothing known about its population status.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

While this species might be threatened by trade, it is currently not possible to determine whether or not individuals being traded are captive-bred or wild-caught (or, if they are wild-caught, whether or not this species is being over-harvested). This species is threatened by the habitat loss occurring through agricultural activities in the south of the protected area in which it is found.

Conservation Actions

The only protected area from which it is currently known is the Reserva Nacional Alpahuayo Mishana. The taxonomy of this species requires resolution.

Citation

Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ranitomeya amazonica. In: IUCN 2014

 

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