Oophaga granulifera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Oophaga granulifera (Taylor, 1958)
Common Name(s):
English Granular Poison Frog, Granular Poison-arrow Frog, Granulated Poison-dart Frog
Dendrobates granulifer Duellman, 1993
Dendrobates granuliferus Taylor, 1958
Ranitomeya granuliferus (Taylor, 1958)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the lowlands of south-western Costa Rica, adjacent south-western Panama, and possibly in south-eastern Costa Rica, from 20-100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):20
Upper elevation limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in Costa Rica.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A diurnal, terrestrial species most often found in relatively undisturbed humid lowland forest, but also recorded from secondary forest and plantations. Eggs are deposited on the forest floor and the female transports the tadpoles to bromeliads to complete metamorphosis.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, selective logging, and human settlement. The current level of offtake of specimens for the international trade is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Corcovado.

Citation: Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Oophaga granulifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T55186A11253972. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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