Ranitomeya biolat


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya biolat
Species Authority: (Morales, 1992)
Common Name/s:
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Dendrobates biolat Morales, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species' geographic range is the lower Amazonian in Southeastern Peru (Departamentos: Cusco, Madre de Dios). Brazilian range is inferred from records close to the international border. Expected to occur in Bolivia. Its altitudinal range is from 200-300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is not an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat is lowland moist forest. Associated with bamboo type habitats in forest. Breeds inside bamboo where it deposits larvae. Not present in modified habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. Their specific bamboo habitat is not threatened. There is not thought to be any trade in this species. There is minor shifting cultivation within the species' range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in Parque Nacional Manu, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park and Tambopata National Reserve, Peru.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Ranitomeya biolat. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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