Ranitomeya lamasi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya lamasi
Species Authority: (Morales, 1992)
Common Name/s:
English Pasco Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Dendrobates lamasi 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, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and 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 lower Amazonian in central eastern Peru (Departamentos: Huánuco, Pasco). Its altitudinal range is from 400-1,200m asl. It might occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: It is relatively common where it occurs.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal species of premontane and lowland moist tropical forest. It breeds in phytotelms. Can occur in coffee plantations and other non-intensive crops, not present in dense monoculture.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats, an adaptable widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. Severe habitat loss might lead to a localized decline in the species. Specimens have been reported in trade, however the impact of trade on wild populations of the species is incompletely known. It is presumed that wild caught specimens have been illegally exported by tourists; there is no official exportation of the species from Peru. Trade levels are suspected to be low but require further investigation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in lowland zone of Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, Oxapampa Province. There is no official exportation of this CITES App. II species from Peru.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ranitomeya lamasi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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