Ameerega andina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega andina (Myers and Burrowes, 1987)
Common Name(s):
English La Planada Poison Frog
Ameerega andinus Myers & Burrowes, 1987
Epipedobates andinus Myers and Burrowes, 1987
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stefan Lötters, John Lynch
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, La Planada, Altaquer, in Nariño Department, on the western flank of the western Andes, Colombia, between 700 and 2,020m asl. It occurs in a poorly explored region, and might range more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:It is not a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in tropical rainforests and cloud forests, and also along forest edges, provided they are moist, in the Pacific Andean region. Eggs are laid on the ground and the male carries the larvae to streams where they develop further.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown. However, the habitat outside the reserve in which it is found is threatened by habitat fragmentation and loss caused by expansion of agriculture, timber extraction, and chemical spraying of crops. Assuming that this species' range extends outside the reserve, its habitat must also be threatened by these processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is currently listed on CITES Appendix II, and the type locality is within the private Reserva Natural La Planada.

Citation: Stefan Lötters, John Lynch. 2004. Ameerega andina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55212A11268262. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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