Ranitomeya amazonica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya amazonica
Species Authority: (Schulte, 1999)
Dendrobates amazonicus Schulte, 1999
Ranitomeya amazonicus Schulte, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This recently described species is found near to the Iquitos Region in Loreto Department, Peru, where it is present below 200m asl. It is believed that it might range more widely, but further investigations are required to confirm this.
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Population [top]

Population: There is nothing known about its population status.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal species of primary lowland moist forest. Larvae are deposited in phytotelms.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): While this species might be threatened by trade, it is currently not possible to determine whether or not individuals being traded are captive-bred or wild-caught (or, if they are wild-caught, whether or not this species is being over-harvested). This species is threatened by the habitat loss occurring through agricultural activities in the south of the protected area in which it is found.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only protected area from which it is currently known is the Reserva Nacional Alpahuayo Mishana. The taxonomy of this species requires resolution.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ranitomeya amazonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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