Aromobates capurinensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aromobates capurinensis
Species Authority: (Péfaur, 1993)
Common Name(s):
English Sierra Nevada Rocket Frog
Spanish Sapito Ninera de Capuri
Colostethus capurinensis Péfaur, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality "below Páramo El Molino, via Canaguá, on the Sierra Nevada [Sierra Nevada de Mérida], 2420m [asl], Distrito Arzobispo Chacón, Municipio Libertad, Estado Mérida, Venezuela". It occurs at an altitude of 2,350-2,700m asl. The exact limits of its distribution are not known.
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an inhabitant of cloud forests. The eggs are laid on land and the male protects the eggs. When hatched he carries the larvae on his back to streams where they develop further.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture, involving both crops and livestock, as well as logging, are major threats to this species' habitat. Introduced trout are also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Aromobates capurinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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