Adelphobates castaneoticus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Adelphobates castaneoticus
Species Authority: (Caldwell & Myers, 1990)
Dendrobates castaneoticus Caldwell and Myers, 1990

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos
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 known from the type locality, Cachoeira Juruá, Rio Xingu, Pará state, Brazil; from about 300km to the northwest of the type locality, Taperinha, Pará state, Brazil; and from Flona Tapajos, Santarem, Pará state, Brazil. It is probably more widespread than currently recognized.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common where it is found.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the leaf-litter of the tropical rainforest. It uses the water inside the "ouriço" of Brazil nuts and small temporary pools for reproduction. Eggs are laid on the ground and the tadpoles are carried to pools to develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest conversion, logging, fire and the international pet trade are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation units are present within its range.

Bibliography [top]

Caldwell, J.P. 1993. Brazil nut fruit capsules as phytotelmata: interactions among anuran and insect larvae. Canadian Journal of Zoology: 1193-1201.

Caldwell, J.P. and Carmozina de Araujo, M. 1998. Cannibalistic interactions resulting from indiscriminate predatory behavior in tadpoles of poison frogs (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Biotropica: 92-103.

Caldwell, J.P. and Myers, C.W. 1990. A new poison frog from Amazonian Brazil, with further revision of the quinquevittatus group of Dendrobates. American Museum Novitates: 1-23.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Citation: Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Adelphobates castaneoticus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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