Ranitomeya reticulata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya reticulata
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1884)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana Venenosa
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)
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.
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 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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