Allobates ranoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Aromobatidae

Scientific Name: Allobates ranoides (Boulenger, 1918)
Common Name(s):
English Llanos Rocket Frog
Colostethus ranoides (Boulenger, 1918)
Colostethus ranoides (Boulenger, 1918)
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:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Allobates brunneus by Silverstone (1971).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-02
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda, Fernando Castro
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in its Extent of Occurrence, in its Area of Occupancy, in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of locations, and in the number of mature individuals.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs north of Villavicencio, in the eastern foothills of the Andes, Meta Department, Colombia, at 450-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):450
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare, and was last seen in 2001, despite recent survey work in its range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial, diurnal species that occurs in foothill forest and lays its eggs in leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs, and then move the larvae to small streams for their continued development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion is the main threat to this species, and oil extraction may pose a future threat. It is also threatened by the introduced bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it occurs in several small private reserves, ex situ populations should be established because the entire range of this species is nearly entirely deforested and introduced bullfrogs could eliminate the species from remaining forest fragments. Further research and survey work is required to better understand its current population status and in order to advance appropriate conservation measures for this species.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda, Fernando Castro. 2010. Allobates ranoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55141A11260032. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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