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Ranitomeya reticulata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DENDROBATIDAE

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya reticulata
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1884)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Synonym(s):
Dendrobates reticulatus Boulenger, 1884
Ranitomeya reticulatus Boulenger, 1884 [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.(Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team)
Justification:
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 is known from the Iquitos and Yurimaguas Region, Loreto, northeastern Perú, and from two sites in Ecuador. A lowland species found below 200 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant in Peru, rare in Ecuador.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This diurnal frog occurs in primary and secondary lowland tropical rainforest; it is mostly terrestrial but also climbs tree trunks (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). It breeds in phytotelms, and may be found in mature secondary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Currently there are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. Illegal trade in this species has been observed (from 1987 to 1995), possibly caused through confusion of this species with a legally exportable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Alpahuayo Mishana Reserve (Peru). In Peru there is National legislation to treat as "Situación Indeterminada" (Decreto Supremo N° 013-99-AG, May-19-1999). This species should remain listed on CITES to prevent unsustainable trade. It is illegal to export the species from either Ecuador or Peru.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Ranitomeya reticulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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