|Scientific Name:||Oophaga speciosa (Schmidt, 1857)|
Dendrobates speciosus O. Schmidt, 1857
Dendrobates speciosus O. Schmidt, 1857
Oophaga speciosus O. Schmidt, 1857
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)|
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Panama.
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|Range Description:||This species is a Panamanian endemic of the western Cordillera Central adjacent to Costa Rica. It is present at around 1,370m asl.|
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|Population:||The species was formerly considered to be common, but its current population status is not known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial species of humid lowland and montane forest, with breeding taking place in plants.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat is habitat loss due to logging and human settlement. It is also subject to collection for the pet trade.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species has been recorded from the protected areas of Bosque Protector Palo Seco and Parque Internacional La Amistad. Further research is needed into the current population status of the species, and some form of management or legislation needs to be put in place in order to control the level of offtake for the pet trade.|
Edwards, M.W., Daly, J.W. and Myers, C.W. 1988. Alkaloids from a Panamanian poison frog, Dendrobates speciosus: identification of pumiliotoxin-A and allopumiliotoxin class alkaloids, 3,5-disubstituted indolizidines, 5-substituted 8-methylindolizidines, and a 2-methyl-6-nonyl-4 hydroxypiperidine. Journal of Natural Products: 1188-1197.
Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Jaramillo, C. and Rand, S. 2000. An overview of the herpetology of Panama. In: J.D. Johnson, R.G. Webb and O.A. Flores-Villela (eds), Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation, pp. 159-170. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 29 June 2010).
Jungfer, K.H. 1985. Beitrag zur Kenntnis von Dendrobates speciosus O. Schmidt, 1857 (Salientia: Dendrobatidae). Salamandra: 263-280.
Myers, C.W., Daly, J.W. and Martinez, V. 1984. An arboreal poison frog (Dendrobates) from western Panama. American Museum of Natural History Novitates: 1-20.
Oostveen, H. 1981. Dendrobatidae from Central America (2). Lacerta: 30-31.
Savage, J.M. 1968. The dendrobatid frogs of central America. Copeia: 745-776.
Silverstone, P.A. 1975. A revision of the poison-arrow frogs of the genus Dendrobates Wagler. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Bulletin: 1-55.
Young, B., Sedaghatkish, G., Roca, E. and Fuenmayor, Q. 1999. El Estatus de la Conservación de la Herpetofauna de Panamá: Resumen del Primer Taller Internacional sobre la Herpetofauna de Panamá. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia.
|Citation:||Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor. 2010. Oophaga speciosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55201A11264253.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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