Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus (Rivero, 1991)
Common Name(s):
English Puerto Narino Rocket Frog
<i>Colostethus faciopunctulatus</i> Rivero, 1991
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known to occur in Amazonas Department in south-western Colombia, at 100-200m asl, and is likely to occur much more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species with few specimens in collections, although it was collected again in 2003.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on the ground in forest. It lays eggs in the leaf-litter, and the males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small waterbodies for their development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction caused by the expansion of agriculture is a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat protection is needed for this species, which might occur in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu, although it has not been found there in two extensive collecting trips.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Jose Vicente Rueda. 2004. Hyloxalus faciopunctulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55079A11236466. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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