Hyloxalus subpunctatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Hyloxalus subpunctatus (Cope, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Bogota Rocket Frog
Colostethus subpunctatus Edwards, 1971
Colostethus variabilis Edwards, 1971
Phyllobates subpunctatus Barbour and Noble, 1920
Prostherapis tarsalis Werner, 1916
Prostherapis subpunctatus Cope, 1899
Prostherapis variabilis Werner, 1899
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Adolfo Amézquita
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and 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 the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of the Cordillera Oriental; Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Meta Departments; Colombia, between 2,000 and 3,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is abundant, with many records in 2003.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in open areas, wetlands, forest edges and páramo. The eggs are laid on land, and the males carry the tadpoles to lentic waterbodies.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It apparently disappears from areas with heavily contaminated waters, with the contamination coming from agrochemicals and urban runoff.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza and Parque Nacional Natural Iguaque.

Citation: Adolfo Amézquita. 2004. Hyloxalus subpunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55152A11261657. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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