Andinobates fulguritus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Andinobates fulguritus (Silverstone, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Yellowbelly Poison Frog, Yellow-bellied Poison-arrow Frog, Yellow-bellied Poison Frog
Dendrobates fulguritus Silverstone, 1975
Ranitomeya fulgurita (Silverstone, 1975)
Ranitomeya fulguritus Silverstone, 1975
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. 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): Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilmar Bolívar
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 ranges from the central and eastern cordilleras of Panama to the Pacific lowlands of Colombia as far south as the lower River Anchicaya. Its recorded altitudinal range is 160-800m in Colombia, perhaps higher in Panama.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Panama
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered to be common at some sites.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland forest. The eggs are deposited on the forest floor, and the adults carry the larvae to plants (leaf axils, usually bromeliads) for development. It is associated with mature forest, and probably does not survive in degraded habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. It appears not to be in international trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It has been recorded from the Parque Nacional Chagres and Area de Manejo Especial Nusagandi in Panama, and occurs in several protected areas in Colombia.

Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilmar Bolívar. 2004. Andinobates fulguritus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55184A11253355. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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