Allobates myersi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Allobates myersi
Species Authority: (Pyburn, 1981)
Epipedobates myersi (Pyburn, 1981)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda
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 Amazonas, Caqueta and Vaupes Departments, Colombia, at 210m asl (J. Lynch, unpubl. data). It is likely that it occurs in neighbouring areas of Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population: This species is uncommon. It was collected in 2002 and 2003 in appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in the humid forests of the Amazon region. It is terrestrial and diurnal. It lays eggs in the leaf-litter. The males probably take care of the eggs and then move the larvae to small streams for development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the southern part of its range, it is threatened mostly by habitat destruction caused by expanding cattle ranching activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies about the biology, ecology, population range and dynamics of this species are necessary. It occurs in El Pure National Park.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Allobates myersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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