Ameerega silverstonei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ameerega silverstonei
Species Authority: (Myers & Daly, 1979)
Common Name/s:
English Silverstone's Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Venenosa
Epipedobates silverstonei (Myers and Daly, 1979)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Stefan Lötters, Wilfredo Arizabal
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, threats, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Cordillera Azul, Huánuco Department, Peru, where it can be found at an altitude of around 1,330m asl. The range of this species might be wider than is currently known. It has also been introduced to the Tarapoto area of San Martin Department, although very little is known about this population.
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits montane tropical rainforest. Eggs are deposited in leaf-litter, and the larvae are carried to streams for their development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is generally threatened by habitat clearance for agricultural activities (such as cultivation of tea, and other small scale farming). Illegal trade has also been recorded and might be a threat; it is known that local people illegally collect this species for dealers. The habitat area where it occurs is largely protected by the presence of terrorist groups.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul. Further research is needed into this species, especially with regards to the impact of trade.
Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Stefan Lötters, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Ameerega silverstonei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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