Silverstoneia flotator


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Silverstoneia flotator
Species Authority: (Dunn, 1931)
Common Name(s):
English Rainforest Rocket Frog
Colostethus flotator (Dunn, 1931)
Phyllobates nubicola subspecies flotator Dunn, 1933
Phyllobates flotator Dunn, 1931
Taxonomic Notes: This form might be a complex of several species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 occurs in humid lowlands on the Atlantic slope from Costa Rica to east-central Panama and on the Pacific versant in southwestern Costa Rica to west-central Panama. Suggestions that the species occurs in Colombia are incorrect (T. Grant pers. comm.). It has an altitudinal range of 10-865m asl (Savage, 2002).
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial, diurnal species generally found in the leaf-litter of humid lowland and montane forest; it may be found in secondary forest and plantations. Adults are often encountered along rocky sections of forest streams. Eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, the males transport hatching tadpoles to forest streams where they develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In general habitat loss occurs by the destruction of natural forests.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place; the species has been recorded from a number of protected areas.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Silverstoneia flotator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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