Allobates wayuu


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Allobates wayuu
Species Authority: (Acosta, Cuentas & Coloma, 1999)
Colostethus wayuu Acosta, Cuentas & Coloma, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, on the Serranía of Macuira, in the Department of Guajira, Colombia. It has an altitudinal range of 210-780m asl. It occurs in an isolated area of forest habitat in an otherwise arid region, so it is very unlikely to occur anywhere else.
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in the rainy season.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in tropical forest with dry vegetation, and can be found in secondary forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the male carries the hatched tadpoles to streams and ponds to complete their development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no current major threats to the species, and its only known population is within a national park. However, its restricted range renders it susceptible to threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Natural de Macuira, Colombia. The population of this species requires close monitoring, particularly given that is known only from a single location.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Taran Grant 2004. Allobates wayuu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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