Allobates alessandroi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Allobates alessandroi (Grant & Rodríguez, 2001)
Common Name(s):
English Rocket Frog
Colostethus alessandroi Grant & Rodríguez, 2001
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Taran Grant, Wilfredo Arizabal
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient as it has been recently described, there is an absence of information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is currently known only from two localities: San Pedro, Cosnipata (Cuzco Department), and San Gaban (Puno Department) in south-eastern Peru. Its altitudinal range is 820-1,480m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a diurnal, riparian species of primary cloud and montane forest, which presumably lays terrestrial eggs, with the larvae then being transported to streams for development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In San Gaban it is mainly affected by agricultural activities (mosty smallholder cultivation of coffee).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A locality recorded for Cuzco is within Parque Nacional Manu.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Taran Grant, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Allobates alessandroi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55045A11245332. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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