Andinobates altobueyensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Andinobates altobueyensis (Silverstone, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Alto de Buey Poison Frog, Golden Poison-arrow Frog, Golden Poison Frog
Dendrobates altobueyensis (Silverstone, 1975)
Ranitomeya altobueyensis (Silverstone, 1975)
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: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, 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 has a very restricted range around Alto del Buey, on the Serrania Baudo, in Choco Department, Colombia, between 980 and 1,070m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information on its population status.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives on the ground and in bromeliads in very humid pre-montane forests in the Pacific region of Colombia. There is no information on breeding, but it is probable that the eggs are laid in leaf-litter, and that the tadpoles are carried by the adults to bromeliads. There is no information on its adaptability to secondary habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very little information on threats to this species, though it is likely that some populations are threatened by habitat loss due mainly to smallholder agricultural activities, logging, and human settlement. It might also be collected for the pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Parque Nacional Natural Utria. Management practices that could allow a commercial, sustainable harvest of this species should be investigated. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Taran Grant. 2004. Andinobates altobueyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55171A11263452. . Downloaded on 23 November 2017.
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