Ameerega maculata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ameerega maculata
Species Authority: (Peters, 1873)
Common Name(s):
English Confusing Poison Frog
Ameerega maculatus (Peters, 1873)
Epipedobates maculatus (Peters, 1873)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor
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: The type locality of this species is recorded as "Chiriquí", which at the time of description included the Atlantic versant and the Pacific versant of western Panama. Given the unspecified nature of the single locality a map cannot be produced for this species.
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown, and the level of deforestation within the region of collection might have led to its extinction.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is largely unknown but it could have been collected from a forest habitat. The larvae presumably develop in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not in trade at present.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats are principally presumed to include habitat loss given the extensive deforestation of the Chiriquí region.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Surveys of potentially suitable habitat within the area defined as "Chiriquí" during the initial species description, are urgently required to determine the continued existence of this species, which might now be extinct.

Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Ameerega maculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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