Ameerega macero


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ameerega macero
Species Authority: (Rodríguez & Myers, 1993)
Common Name/s:
English Manu Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Epipedobates macero Rodríguez and Myers, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Javier Icochea, Robert Reynolds, Claude Gascon
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in southeastern Peru, in Manu, Urubamba and Altos Purus River drainage, and also recorded from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá, Acre State, Brazil. It can be found in altitudes of up to 500m asl.
Brazil; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A lowland tropical moist forest species; it specifically occurs in bamboo forest. Eggs are laid on land; the adults carry the tadpoles to streams. It is not known if it can occur in degraded habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in Parque Nacional Manu and Machiguenga Communal Reserve in Peru and Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá in Brazil.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Robert Reynolds, Claude Gascon 2004. Ameerega macero. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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