Ameerega petersi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega petersi (Silverstone, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Peru Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Epipedobates petersi (Silverstone 1976)
Phyllobates petersi (Silverstone 1976)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, 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 occurs in the Río Ucayali and Río Huallaga basins of eastern Perú (Departamentos: Huánuco, Pasco, Ucayali), and Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá, Acre State, Brazil. Its altitudinal range is 274-800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Peru
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitat is primary premontane and lowland moist tropical forest. Not present in degraded areas. Eggs are deposited in leaf-litter; larvae are carried to streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is localized habitat loss through various agricultural activities (general crops and coffee). Not known to be in trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park, possibly present in San Matias-San Carlos Protected Forest, Peru. In Brazil it is present in Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Claude Gascon. 2004. Ameerega petersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55230A11276756. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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