Ameerega smaragdina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dendrobatidae

Scientific Name: Ameerega smaragdina (Silverstone, 1976)
Common Name(s):
English Emerald Poison-arrow Frog, Emerald Poison Frog
Spanish Rana Dardo Amazónica, Rana Venenosa
Ameerega smaragdinus (Silverstone, 1976)
Epipedobates smaragdinus (Silverstone, 1976)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Ariadne Angulo
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:This species is known only from the type locality, Río Iscozacín (a tributary of the Río Palcazú, in the Pachitea drainage), Pasco Department, Peru, at 400m asl. While it is not believed to be endemic to a specific area, recent surveys in nearby areas have not revealed this species (Icochea pers comm).
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Population [top]

Population:It is presumed to be very rare, and it is 30 years since it was last recorded.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been collected in lowland tropical rainforest. There is no information on its breeding habits, although the larvae presumably develop in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat loss due to agricultural activities taking place within its range. The type locality was converted to agricultural use, and there is also dense cattle ranching.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It was known to occur in the buffer zone of the Bosque de Protección San Matías-San Carlos, but a species conservation programme is urgently needed.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Robert Reynolds, Ariadne Angulo. 2004. Ameerega smaragdina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55238A11278152. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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