Andinobates viridis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Andinobates viridis
Species Authority: (Myers & Daly, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Green Poison Frog
Dendrobates viridis (Myers and Daly, 1976)
Ranitomeya viridis (Myers and Daly, 1976)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Wilmar Bolívar, Fernando Castro
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in western Colombia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia, from Río Anchicaya in Valle del Cauca Department, to Río Saija in Cauca Department, between 100 and 1,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on the ground and in bromeliads in primary and good secondary, lowland and sub-montane forests. The tadpoles presumably are deposited in bromeliads.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are deforestation due to agricultural development (including planting of illegal crops), logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of crops. Unlike other species of the genus, it has not been recorded in international trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Parque Nacional Natural Farallones. Decree INDERENA No. 39 of 9 July, 1985, forbids the collection of Dendrobates spp. from the wild for breeding (or other) purposes.

Citation: Wilmar Bolívar, Fernando Castro 2004. Andinobates viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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