Ameerega bassleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega bassleri (Melin, 1941)
Common Name(s):
English Pleasing Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Epipedobates bassleri (Melin, 1941)
Epipedobates bassleri (Melin, 1941)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Ameerega bassleri is comprised of a well-supported monophyletic group and shows higher levels of genetic divergence among its populations than those of A. hahneli from the same region (Roberts et al., 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-15
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 Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the Amazon drainage of Peru, from the eastern foothills of the Andes east to the Río Huallaga, in the departaments of Huánuco and San Martín, from 270-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):270
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It can be extremely common where it occurs.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a diurnal species of lowland and montane tropical moist forest that can be found in both primary and slightly degraded habitat. Eggs are deposited on the ground and the larvae are then transported to streams by the male.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is significant habitat loss within its range due to agricultural activities (mostly coffee plantations).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, but possibly occurs in Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul and the Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer. 2010. Ameerega bassleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55214A11269813. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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