Ranitomeya sirensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya sirensis
Species Authority: (Aichinger, 1991)
Dendrobates sirensis Aichinger, 1991
Ranitomeya biolat (Morales, 1992)
Ranitomeya lamasi (Morales, 1992)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cordillera El Sira, Peru.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Cordillera El Sira (in the departments of Huanuco, Pasco, Ucayali), Peru, at an altitude of 750-1,000m asl. This is a single isolated mountain, so the species is probably restricted to this area.
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Population [top]

Population: Nothing is known of its population status, although it is likely to be rare.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal species of primary montane cloud forest, and is presumed to use phytotelms for breeding. It is not known if it can occur in secondary or modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although the restricted area that the species inhabits is relatively inaccessible, there is some disturbance due to farming and human settlement. In addition, the lower parts of the range are subject to selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in the Reserva Comunal El Sira, an indigenous people's reserve. Strengthened management may be necessary to ensure the maintenance of this species' habitat.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo 2004. Ranitomeya sirensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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