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Allobates juanii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA AROMOBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Allobates juanii
Species Authority: (Morales, 1994)
Synonym/s:
Colostethus juanii Morales, 1994
Colostethus juanii Morales, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in its Extent of Occurrence, and in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the area of the type locality, Villavicencio, in the foothills of the Orinoco region, Meta Department, Colombia, at 580m asl, where it occurs in a single botanical garden surrounded by a substantial urban area.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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Population [top]

Population: It is scarcely distributed in its tiny area of occupancy. There are few specimens known, and it was last seen in 2002. Searches in outlying areas have not turned up any individuals.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known from small patches of forest and from a botanical garden; it has not been found in larger tracts of forest in nearby areas. It is a terrestrial and diurnal species, and it lays its eggs in the leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small streams for development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat fragmentation and destruction caused by the expansion of human settlement, and water pollution, are the primary threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not recorded from any protected areas, and there is an urgent need for protection of its remaining habitat. Further survey work is needed to determine this species' current population status and natural history.
Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Allobates juanii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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