Ranitomeya variabilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya variabilis
Species Authority: (Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988)
Dendrobates variabilis Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Ranitomeya ventrimaculata by Symula, Schulte and Summers (2001), where it had been placed by Caldwell and Myers (1990).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known only from higher areas next to the road from Tarapoto to Yurimaguas, from 900-1,200m asl in San Martin Department, Peru, although it is possible that it might range more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: There is nothing known about its population status.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of primary tropical moist forest, so its adapatability to degraded habitats is not known. Nothing is known about its breeding habits, although reproduction presumably takes place by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Trade in this species has been observed at low levels, the details are not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its threats include loss of habitat to agricultural development and collection of wood for subsistence purposes. Trade in this species has been observed at low levels.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not present in any protected areas, but it is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Ranitomeya variabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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