Allobates zaparo 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Allobates zaparo (Silverstone, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Sanguine Poison-arrow Frog, Sanguine Poison Frog, Zaparo's Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Dendrobates zaparo Myers, Daly and Malkin, 1978
Epipedobates zaparo Myers, 1987
Phyllobates zaparo Silverstone, 1976
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Vences et al. (2003) in assigning this species to the genus Allobates.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species can be found in eastern central Ecuador and adjacent areas of Peru. Its geographic range is below 550m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This diurnal species has been collected in lowland tropical rainforest, and "rolling hills' where it can be found in leaf-litter. Eggs are laid in leaf-litter and the larvae are carried to streams. It is a secretive species known only from primary and good secondary forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). Not thought to occur in the pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded from Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Not present in any protected areas in Peru . This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia. 2004. Allobates zaparo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55039A11244484. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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