Ranitomeya variabilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ranitomeya variabilis (Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988)
<i>Dendrobates variabilis</i> Zimmermann and Zimmermann, 1988
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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 2004: e.T55207A11266499. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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